FIFA World Cup 2018 is halfway into its glorious run and while the title race have already been thrown wide open courtesy a number of hits and misses, we may still have the probable finalists ready even now!
And no, for a change, it hasn’t anything to do with all those permutations and combinations that usually predict match outcomes.
Rather, it’s a somewhat relaxing way we have of pondering over a Mexico- Portugal clash for the coveted title and the cup! And the credit for the foretelling once again goes to The Simpsons.
I have Mexico vs Portugal in the World Cup Finals. According to the Simpsons
If it’s true I shave my head pic.twitter.com/0q2rlBq8Lk
— Osvaldo (@valdoxo) June 21, 2018
One of the most loved American sitcoms that have forever plunged you into deep thought alongside rewinding your grey cells, the Simpsons has a history of accurately foreseeing some of the most epic moments of history. And with the current World Cup certainly seeing Mexico and Portugal as somewhat favorites, the course of history might as well be defining the near future.
And though the prediction for the current World Cup summit clash came way back in 1997 in the 9th season of the classic, let’s not forget that the series have had quite a knack when it comes to proclaiming events way ahead of their time. And specifically, when it’s soccer.
Below we compile The Simpsons’ top 5 foretelling exploits over time.
FIFA CORRUPTION SCANDAL
Predicted in 2014, Reality in 2015
THE NOBEL PRIZE
Predicted in 2010, Reality in 2016
— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (@MIT) October 10, 2016
DONALD TRUMP AS US PRESIDENT
Predicted in 2000, reality in 2016
This is a direct Simpsons quote from March 2000 in a future where Lisa was president
Once again, The Simpsons is always right pic.twitter.com/992UUp8bI6
— Mike w/ #MFL10 Meow (@MikeMarFF) December 8, 2016
THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN AMERICA
Predicted in 1997, Reality in 2014
‘Curious George and the Ebola Virus’ if only The Simpsons was still this amusing pic.twitter.com/2ElIYmFHsX
— Sam Sutcliffe (@Isamu_Dyson_) June 27, 2015
A GERMANY WIN IN THE WORLD CUP 2014 FINAL REFEREED BY HOMER
Predicted in 2014, Reality in 2014