February 3, 2023

Al Jazeera’s AI robot Kashef has broken down the numbers and made some predictions for today’s game.

Two-time champions and holders France take on Poland on the second day of the 2022 World Cup knockout stages.

Our artificial intelligence (AI) robot Kashef has analyzed over 200 stats, including wins, goals scored and FIFA rankings, from matches played over the past century to see who has the best chance of winning.

Here is Kashef’s prediction:

Who: France against Poland

Where: Al Thumama Stadium

When: December 4, 6:00 PM (3:00 PM GMT)

Prediction: At 74 per cent, Kashef strongly favors defending champions France to win and progress to the quarter-finals where they are expected to take on England.

Poland made it to the knockouts for the first time in 36 years after finishing second in their group behind Argentina. The Poles last beat France in 1984 – a convincing 4-0 victory.

Interactive - World Cup - head to head - France v Poland
(Al Jazeera)

Who will win the World Cup?

After 50 matches this World Cup, Kashef has an accuracy level of 66 percent. After each match, Kashef runs the model again to predict the outcome of the next match up to and including the final.

Predicting match results is no easy task – external factors such as team morale or player fitness make a big difference to how the game plays out.

See if you can outsmart Kashef and predict today’s winners by playing our AI game here.


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