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And the winner of the World Cup is…England. No really!

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And the winner of the World Cup is…England. No really!

On June 21, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

After 63 matches and 210 goals I’m proud to announce the winner of the 2014 World Cup is ENGLAND!

Well that fantasy is certainly true in the world of EA’s FIFA World Cup 14. My son and I have just played the ENTIRE competition on the Xbox One and, mostly due to the fact he was playing as England, they beat France 3-1 to lift the World Cup for the first time since 1966. Shame in real life they have been knocked out after just two bloody games!

Yes, the ultimate glory, and after only just managing to scrape through the group stage on goals scored over Uruguay.

Notable results included Argentina being knocked out at the group stage with three losses, just 1 goal scored and 10 conceded, including a shocking 6-0 hammering by Iran! Another huge name, this time from Europe, also fell at the first hurdle – Germany despite only conceding 5 in 3 games they just couldn’t find their goal scoring touch and went home with just one win under their belts.

In the last 16 the unbeaten Spain came undone against an in form Brazil, Russia sneaked through on the tournaments only penalty shoot out, and France showed their potential with a 5-0 hammering of unbeaten Nigeria.

Games went to form in the quarter finals, the only surprise was England ripping 6 past the Netherlands.

In the semi’s England avoided Brazil, and sneaked past Portugal by the odd goal, whilst France surprisingly held off Brazil. In the final, well all those years of hurt disappeared and England went 2 up within the first 15 minutes after a red hot start.

The goal of the tournament is embedded below (well it was the only one we could be bothered to upload):

Just for completeness and to demonstrate the level dedication we have given to this (!),  here are the final tables and knock out stage results in full.

W L D GF GA

Group A – winners Cameroon, runners up – Brazil

Cameroon 2 0 1 7 1

Brazil 1 1 1 2 3

Mexico 1 2 0 3 5

Croatia 0 1 3 2 5

Group B – winners Spain, runners up Netherlands

Spain 3 0 0 6 0

Netherlands 1 1 1 2 2

Chile 1 2 0 2 6

Australia 0 2 1 0 2

Group C – winners Columbia, runners up Greece

Columbia 2 0 1 10 5

Greece 1 1 1 7 7

Ivory Coast 1 2 0 5 6

Japan 1 2 0 6 10

Group D – winners Costa Rica, runners up England

Costa Rica 2 1 0 4 5

England 1 1 1 7 7

Uruguay 1 1 1 4 4

Italy 1 2 0 4 3

Group E – winners Switzerland, runners up France

Switzerland 3 0 0 7 3

France 2 1 0 8 2

Ecuador 1 2 0 4 6

Honduras 0 3 0 2 10

Group F – winners Nigeria, runners up Bosnia

Nigeria 3 0 0 8 3

Bosnia 2 1 0 5 4

Iran 1 2 0 8 5

Argentina 0 3 0 1 10

Group G – winners Portugal, runners up Ghana

Portugal 2 1 0 7 7

Ghana 1 1 1 8 5

Germany 1 2 0 1 5

USA 1 1 1 7 6

Group H – winners Russia, runners up Belgium

Russia 3 0 0 10 2

Belgium 1 1 1 7 6

Korea 0 1 2 3 6

Algeria 0 2 1 6 12

Last 16

Cameroon 2 Netherlands 3

Switzerland 2 Bosnia 0

Spain 0 Brazil 2

Portugal 1 Belgium 0

Costa Rica 0 Greece 1

Columbia 1 England 4

Russia 0 Ghana 0 (Russia won 4-3 on penalties)

Nigeria 0 France 5

Quarter Finals

France 2 Russia 1

Netherlands 1 England 6

Switzerland 0 Portugal 2

Brazil 2 Greece 0

Semi Finals

England 3 Portugal 2

Brazil 1 France 2

Final

England 3 France 1

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