World Cup 2014 by EA Sports for PS3 and Xbox 360 recently released gives a true favour of the real thing happening soon in Brazil, of course. But does the real thing inform your gaming? And do you prefer to down your console for the duration, or play alongside the real thing following each of the games?
This is a tough question for real aficionados. But perhaps the best tactic is to watch the real games first? This World Cup promises to be the greatest of all the tournaments so far – courtesy of the fact that it will be the first to have been held in Brazil since 1950. And Brazil have won the tournament more times than any other country on earth with five wins in total since their first back in Sweden 1958.
They’re followed on the all-time list by Italy with four wins and Germany on three. Meanwhile, the current holders Spain are expected to put up a big show over in Brazil – and they’ve also won back to back European Championships in 2008 and 2012 – so a win in Brazil would surely mark them as the greatest side in soccer history?