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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

Spain to defeat Brazil 3-1 in the final, predicts EA (with apologies if the tables screw up).

GUILDFORD, UK.– 3rd June , 2010 – And the FIFA World Cup Trophy goes to … Spain! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today declared the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM . Using the market-leading EA SPORTS TM football engine that drives 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM on the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 ® videogame and entertainment system, EA was able to simulate the 2010 FIFA World Cup and test all 32 teams under the same conditions they will face in the weeks ahead. It was determined that Spain will defeat Brazil 3-1 at Soccer City on July 11 to win its first World Cup.

EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, the officially licensed videogame of the World Cup, predicted the following placements:

World Champion: Spain World Cup Final: Spain 3 Brazil 1 1st team to be eliminated: South Africa Golden Boot winner: David Villa (Spain), 7 goals Golden Ball winner: Kaka (Brazil)

Fans around the globe will compare these astonishing results to the real-world tournament as it unfolds beginning June 11. The Final itself was an epic battle as Brazil put on a dazzling display of free-flowing samba style football early on against the Spaniards, taking a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a Felipe Melo strike from just inside the box. It didn’t take long for Spain to level the score after a goalie error that left striker David Villa in the clear. He tapped in his 6th goal of the tournament in the 42nd minute. The second half saw fortunes turn in favour of Spain, as their disciplined build up play and domination of possession paid off with a goal in the 61st minute when Villa connected for his second goal of the match, off of Andres Iniesta’s driven cross. Brazil had several efforts on goal in the final third of the match but couldn’t capitalize on its chances as they pushed all players forward in an attempt to draw even, eventually conceding a splendid counter attack goal in the 88th minute from Cesc Fabregas, which delivered Spain the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Spain’s path to FIFA World Cup glory included a quarterfinal 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Italy after an absorbing 1-1 draw, and a 2-1 win over Argentina in the semi final. Brazil’s journey to the Final included a 3-2 win over the Netherlands in the quarter final and a 5-4 shootout victory over England after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the semi.

Visit http://www.FIFA-WORLD-CUP.EASPORTS.COM for more information about game features on each available platform. EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup TM is in stores now. It is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI in Europe. Screenshots can be downloaded at www.easports.co.uk/press.

EA SPORTS TM 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM results:

Final

Score

Brazil

1

Spain

3

 

3rd Place Game

 

England

2

Argentina

1

 

Semi Finals

 

England

2

Brazil

2 (5-4 Pens)

 

 

Spain

2

Argentina

1

 

Quarter Finals

 

Brazil

3

Netherlands

2

 

 

England

2

France

1

 

 

Germany

1

Argentina

3

 

 

Italy

1

Spain

1 (5-4 Pens)

 

Round of 16

 

France

2

Nigeria

1

 

 

England

3

Australia

1

 

 

USA

2

Germany

2 (3-1 Pens)

 

 

Argentina

2

Mexico

1

 

 

Netherlands

2

Slovakia

0

 

 

Brazil

3

Chile

1

 

 

Italy

2

Cameroon

1

 

 

Spain

3

Portugal

1

 

Group Play

 

 

 

 

 

Group A

 

 

 

Team

Points

South Africa

0

Mexico

2

France

7

Uruguay

1

France

1

Mexico

6

South Africa

0

Uruguay

2

Uruguay

3

France

1

Mexico

0

South Africa

0

Mexico

2

Uruguay

1

 

 

South Africa

1

France

3

 

 

Group B

 

 

 

Team

Points

Argentina

3

Nigeria

2

Argentina

9

Korea Republic

1

Greece

1

Nigeria

6

Greece

0

Nigeria

2

Korea Republic

1

Argentina

3

Korea Republic

0

Greece

1

Nigeria

2

Korea Republic

1

 

 

Greece

0

Argentina

2

 

 

Group C

 

 

 

Team

Points

England

2

USA

1

England

9

Algeria

1

Slovenia

2

USA

6

Slovenia

0

USA

2

Slovenia

3

England

3

Algeria

0

Algeria

0

USA

2

Algeria

1

 

 

Slovenia

0

England

3

 

 

Group D

 

 

 

Team

Points

Germany

2

Australia

2

Germany

5

Serbia

1

Ghana

1

Australia

5

Germany

2

Serbia

1

Ghana

2

Ghana

1

Australia

1

Serbia

2

Australia

1

Serbia

1

 

 

Ghana

2

Germany

2

 

 

Group E

 

 

 

Team

Points

Netherlands

3

Denmark

1

Netherlands

7

Japan

0

Cameroon

2

Cameroon

7

Netherlands

2

Japan

0

Denmark

1

Cameroon

2

Denmark

1

Japan

1

Denmark

1

Japan

1

 

 

Cameroon

2

Netherlands

3

 

 

Group F

 

 

 

Team

Points

Italy

2

Paraguay

1

Italy

9

New Zealand

0

Slovakia

2

Slovakia

4

Slovakia

2

Paraguay

2

Paraguay

4

Italy

3

New Zealand

0

New Zealand

0

Paraguay

2

New Zealand

1

 

 

Slovakia

1

Italy

3

 

 

Group G

 

 

 

Team

Points

Ivory Coast

2

Portugal

2

Brazil

7

Brazil

3

Korea DPR

0

Portugal

5

Brazil

2

Ivory Coast

1

Ivory Coast

4

Portugal

3

Korea DPR

0

Korea DPR

0

Korea DPR

0

Ivory Coast

2

 

 

Portugal

1

Brazil

1

 

 

Group H

 

 

 

Team

Points

Honduras

1

Chile

3

Spain

9

Spain

3

Switzerland

0

Chile

4

Chile

1

Switzerland

1

Switzerland

4

Spain

4

Honduras

1

Honduras

0

Switzerland

2

Honduras

1

 

 

Chile

0

Spain

2

 

 

EA SPORTS TM is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL ® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA ® Football and NCAA Basketball, Fight Night boxing and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ® golf, while EA SPORTS Active for the Wii is the most critically acclaimed product available for interactive fitness.

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About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS TM , EA TM , EA Mobile TM and POGO TM . In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.easports.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.easports.co.uk/press.

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