The 2018 World Cup has begun, and Achilles has already predicted the winner of the first match, Russia vs Saudi Arabia (score 5 – 0). Moreover, in 2010 the Octopus Paul chose the winning team in 12 of 14 World Cup matches. Now, in 2018, we also have high-tech tools that can predict someone will win CM 2018.
A group of researchers from Germany and Belgium used an AI based robot that aggregated data from many sources – such as the place in a team's FIFA rankings, the country's population, GDP, player information – to see what country has the higher chances to win Russia 2018.
After 100,000 simulations, the algorithms have the answer: the winner will most likely be Spain. The following teams chosen by AI, listed downwards according to their chances of winning the World Cup 2018, are: Germany, Brazil, France, Belgium (a surprise, I would say) or Argentina.
For the first time in a World Championship, the 2018 edition also comes with a technological novelty: video arbitration, already tested in several major competitions
For a month, fans will be able to watch 64 matches at the end of which the 21st World Champion will be nominated. The latest World Championship was held in Brazil in 2014.
The World Cup Trophy – is made of pure gold, has a base of 13 cm and two fragments of malachite embedded in it. The composition is two footballers who, inspired by victory, raise the earth globe. On the base are the names of the winning countries in the 20 previous editions of the FIFA World Cup