FIFA World Cup 2018 is on full swing and the world is gearing up to celebrate its new soccer king. With the group stage almost done with, you can rack up your grey matter to permutate and combinate several results to arrive at a probable winner. But why bother, when you have a host of other animals to cut out the task for you as they carry on the legacy of World Cup predictions? So relax, enjoy your game and just hope- may the best team win!
ACHILLES THE CAT
Looks sullen, is smart. This deaf animal has a 100% success rate in forecasting soccer results, as of now. Well, he picked up Russia to defeat Saudi Arabia and also rooted for Brazil against Costa Rica. Correctly. Can we rely on feline power now please? He has already been appointed the official oracle anyway!
ZELLA THE ELEPHANT
Germany will have an early exit, while Senegal are going to be the holders. Weird? Well, Zella says on. And if one of the most intelligent animals on earth has his mind set out, who are we to differ?
MEERKAT SURI IN YEKATERINBUG ZOO
Suri has successfully ‘presided’ over the forecasting session of the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup and had predicted Russia to emerge victorious against the Czech team.
MYSTIC MARCUS THE PIG
This one has a different breed of experience. Marcus’ claim to fame has been successfully predicting the Brexit polls and also Donald Trump’s triumph as US president. His semi final favorites, however, may not exactly project him as the ultimate predictor, given that Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay cannot proceed together under calculative chances.
DATOU THE DOG
Darling Datou has his heart set on Iceland to claim the trophy this year. A matter of the dog picking up the underdogs! We will wait and see. Meanwhile, Datou has our heart as well!
— SCMP News (@SCMP_News) June 14, 2018