Well there it is. Why even play the World Cup? No need since EA Sports is apparently the easiest way to predict the future. 3-for-3 in the last World Cups and now we know it's going to be Argentina this year. Go to the Barstool Sportsbook and you see they are currently 6/1 and the 2nd favorites behind Brazil. It's not that outrageous to predict Argentina will win in Messi's final World Cup. But +600 is +600.
More importantly, I'll take this result because of the US. Get out of the group stage, win a knockout game and then play France to a 1-0 match. Tough draw, but I'll take that right now so we can win the World Cup in 2026 at home. A normal World Cup. Not only that but Pulisic gets 5 goals? That's the good stuff. Now I'll have nothing but a let down after seeing Pulisic only get 3 or 4 goals. Gonna need someone to help him out there. Can't have Pulisic be the only goal scorer.
They need to do a little something different here though. Can't have the two favorites in the title game. This isn't your grandfather filling out a bracket with all 1 seeds in the Final Four like it's 2008. No. Give me someone causing mayhem. Netherlands at +1300 as the 3rd place finisher? Sure. But rig it at least so the US gets there. Give me the hope I have in my brain because I want to live in a world of success.
At least Ronaldo didn't win anything. That's a plus. Argentina vs Brazil in the finals would be awesome though. Massive rivals that would cause those countries to shut down for weeks.