Supercomputer Makes Interesting Pick in Prediction of Qatar World Cup Winner

Supercomputer Makes Interesting Pick in Prediction of Qatar World Cup Winner

  • France have been tipped to lift the Word Cup once again, as per an interesting algorithm
  • Only Italy and Brazil have gone on the record books as nations that won the trophy consecutively
  • Argentina and Portugal missed out on the top five teams most likely to win the World Cup as per the predictions

A supercomputer has made a bold declaration on the nation that will win the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

The piece of technology that specializes in predicting outcomes of tournaments has tipped France to retain the title of World Champions once again.

Les Blues emerged victorious four years ago, after a dominating World Cup run that saw them eliminate the likes of Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Our years on and Didier Deschamps' side still looks quite promising, with a combination of both squad depth and quality.

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France have been tipped to win the World Cup for the second time in a row by a supercomputer. Photo: Getty.
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The return of Karim Benzema to the national squad is also only going to strengthen the squad further.

According to The Analyst model, the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Portugal , England, and even Germany will fall short of glory in Qatar.

The prediction was done using an algorithm which simulated the entire tournament at least 1000 times with varying outcomes.

From the simulation, France was ranked as the most likely winner, with a 17.93% probability.

If the predictions somehow prove correct, France will become only the third nation to retain the World Cup after Brazil and Italy.

In second place is Brazil, which was ranked with a 15.73% probability of winning it.

Luis Enrique’s Spain, who won the World Cup in 2010, are ranked third with an 11.53% chance.

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Quite surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Messi’s Argentina were outside the top five as far as their World Cup chances are concerned.

12. Uruguay – 1.48%

11. Denmark – 2.03%

10. Croatia – 2.31%

9. Portugal – 5.11%

8. Argentina – 6.45%

7. Germany – 7.21%

6. Netherlands – 7.70%

5. Belgium – 7.90%

4. England – 8.03%

3. Spain – 11.53%

2. Brazil – 15.73%

1. France – 17.93%

Which African team has the highest chance?

As far as African teams are concerned, Senegal were ranked 22nd in the list, with a 0.19% chance of clinching it.

They were followed by Ghana – 0.02%, Morocco 0.01%, Tunisia 0.01% and Cameroon with virtually no chance of clinching it.

Interesting ban in Qatar ahead of World Cup

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported of the stringent measures taken by Qatar in order to curb one-night stands ahead of the World Cup.

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It was gathered that s*x ban is officially in place during the global showpiece which starts in November and anyone caught could face up to seven years imprisonment.

Fans have been told to put up their best behaviour during the football fiesta, with FIFA officials also warning that there will be “no exceptions” made.

And there is a growing unease from the UK law enforcement over the possibility of British fans facing severe penalties for “doing everyday things ¬accepted at and after games”.

Source: Sports Brief News