- There is a white cat that will be predicting the World Cup match results
- The deaf cat has already predicted a win for Russia ahead of the opener
- Ghana has lost the chance for the World Cup
A white cat in Russia is believed to have the magical powers to predict the winners of each match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The mystic cat, which is called Achilles is reported to have predicted the winner for the World Cup opener which kicks off in Russia on June 14.
This deaf white cat, before any match is handed two plates of cat food representing the teams for a particular match. Each plate has the flags of the contesting teams.
In the case of the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, the white cat - after quite a while, chose the Russian plate.
Achilles became known for having psychic abilities after correctly guessing the winners of multiple matches during the Confederations Cup last year in Russia.
There are arguments that the mystic cat in Russia does not match Paul the Octopus which was a common octopus used to precisely predict the results of association football matches. Accurate predictions in the 2010 World Cup brought him worldwide attention as an animal oracle.
During divinations, Paul's keepers would present him with two boxes containing food. The boxes were identical except that they were decorated with the different team flags of the competitors in an upcoming football match. Whichever box Paul ate from first was considered his prediction for which team would win the match.
For African teams, there are high expectations that Nigeria, Morroco, and Egypt could do the magic for the continent considering their recent performance regarding football.
Millions of people around the world will be experiencing all the thrills and frills of football as the 2018 FIFA World Cup officially opens in Russia. Already, all 32 teams have made it to Russia as the entire game is expected to be seen as the most competitive football ever to have been contested.
Fortunately or unfortunately, Ghana will not be hoisting the national flag at this World Cup. Despite all the calculations of hope we made during the decisive matches with Egypt, Ghana was kicked out of the World Cup. But there could be some major reasons why Ghanaians must be happy the Black Stars never qualified for the World Cup.
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