Achilles, a supposedly psychic cat from St. Petersburg, is backing Stanislav Cherchesov’s men to begin the tournament with a win. In front of reporters, Achilles was presented with two bowls of cat food, one next to a Saudi flag and the other next to a Russian flag. The cat—who is deaf as well as psychic—performed his patriotic duty and went for the Russian food, though there seemed to be some prodded encouragement from his minders. … [Read more...] about ‘Psychic Cat’ Has a Feline Russia Will Win World Cup Opener
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Joseph Banks Rhine, father of Modern Parapsychology, investigated the existence of psychic abilities in animals and the results showed some do have them. … [Read more...] about Are Animals Psychic? Octopus That Predicted Japan’s World Cup Results Chopped, Eaten
Egypt - Egypt the dominant force in African football in the last 10 years, they have appeared in only two World Cups, 1934 and 1990 but between 1938 and 1970 they competed in only one international tournament. On October 8th 2017, during a match against Congo, The Pharaohs were on the verge of blowing their changes to qualify for a first World Cup final in 28 years. However, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s star, scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to seal qualification with a game to spare. He was “elevated to almost mythical status” in his country: so much so that many Egyptians chose to put his name on their ballots in March national elections. After suffering a worrying injury during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, the forward was left on the bench for Egypt's first match, a defeat against Uruguay. One fan has set off for Russia on a bicycle via Jordan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. … [Read more...] about Did you know this about the World Cup’s 32 teams?
Russia’s respected independent poll the Levada Center has another damning statistic for Putin. Only 48 percent of Russians felt he was trustworthy last month, dropping from 60 percent. The trend is identical when Russians were asked about their feelings on where their country is going. A steep decline from April and May, only 46 percent said Russia was going in the right direction. Meanwhile, 41 percent felt Russia was headed the wrong way. The last time all of these figures were so low was in 2013, when Putin was facing a wave of anti-government protests at home and a crisis of popularity that only the annexation of Crimea appeared to offset. Russia may be at the heart of the world’s biggest party, but it may be that the taste of fun the World Cup has brought has only papered over the cracks. … [Read more...] about The World Cup Is Over, but Has Vladimir Putin Come Out the Big Winner?
Germany and Brazil are the pretournament favorites, and France is fancied behind them with a young roster. England will try to end more than five decades of hurt since winning its only major title on home soil in 1966. Mexico will try to advance past the second round for the first time since 1986, but El Tri opens against Germany and its likely second-round opponent is Brazil. … [Read more...] about 2018 World Cup Preview: Germany Could Repeat as Champions, Messi vs. Ronaldo and More