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FIFA 20 Has Predicted The Winner Of A World XI Vs Icons XI Match

FIFA 20 Has Predicted The Winner Of A World XI Vs Icons XI Match

A YouTuber has simulated a game of FIFA 20 to see who would win a match between a World XI and Icon XI.

It is a staple of EA Sports' franchise to feature rosters that comprise of the current elite and then the greats of yesteryear.

Image Credit: Rich Leigh
Image Credit: Rich Leigh

The opportunity of a Vieira vs Kante battle in the midfield or Maldini and Baresi vs Ronaldo & Messi is one too good to pass up, even if it is virtual.

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Youtuber Rich Leigh decided to pit a World XI against an Icon XI and uploaded the video for all to see.

The score of the game ended up being 2-1 in favour of the Icon XI.

The World XI took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo but two goals late in the game from substitute Ruud Gullit and a last gasp winner from Pele snatched the game for the icons.

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The Icon XI celebrate their victory. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
The Icon XI celebrate their victory. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)

However, the result of the game is only one side of the debate.

One of the biggest debates is likely in who starts for both sides.

The starting XI's for the game. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
The starting XI's for the game. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
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The two elevens are:

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Jan Oblak, Jordi Alba, Virgil van Dijk, Sergio Ramos, Joshua Kimmich, Kante, Luka Modric, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lev Yashin, Roberto Carlos, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Carlos Alberto, Patrick Vieira, Lothar Matthaus, Diego Maradona, Zidane, Pele & Ronaldo Nazario.

The two teams shake hands before kick-off. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
The two teams shake hands before kick-off. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
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Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all find themselves unlucky to be on the bench.

An argument could be made for all three of them to deserve the nod over Eden Hazard.

On the Icon side, the omission of Dutch icons Johan Cruyff and Ruud Gullit stand out.

Gullit is regarded as one of the best of all time. (Image Credit: PA)
Gullit is regarded as one of the best of all time. (Image Credit: PA)
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Ronaldinho is also on the bench which will draw questions from many.

Two Ronaldo's lead the line for both sides, with Cristiano on the World XI and Ronaldo Nazario on the Icon XI respectively.

Following the result of the game, Rich Leigh decided to simulate a whole season with the two sides to see who comes out on top over 38 games.

The final Premier League table, with Real Madrid being used as the Icon XI while Liverpool are the World XI. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)
The final Premier League table, with Real Madrid being used as the Icon XI while Liverpool are the World XI. (Image Credit: Rich Leigh)

The Icon's won the league by five points and scored 15 more goals than their World XI opposition.

Both sides did lose more games than runners-up Liverpool did last season, while the Icons lost one less than eventual 18/19 Premier League Champions Manchester City.

It all makes for interesting speculation as to what would happen if the game could be played in real life.

Topics: Hazard, FIFA 20, Mbappe, Ronaldinho, Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo, Salah, Pele

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.