Meet the weird creature that will predict results for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
– Russian cat Achilles is set to take over prediction business from Paul the Octopus when the 2018 World Cup starts in Russia
– The white cat is currently at the St. Petersburg’s Hermitage museum studying the teams before the tourney starts on Thursday, June 14
– It is said to be deaf, hence it will not be distracted by the presence of journalists who might stop by to see what’s happening for themselves
All is now set for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the host country trade tackles with Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the competition.
No fewer than 32 national teams across the globe will battle for the ultimate prize of the one-month long tournament.
Meanwhile, just like the last two editions of the global showpiece, Achilles has already been kept in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage museum busy studying the teams heading to Russia this summer’s tourney.
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The furry white elegant with specific cat sense is said to be touted as a cat psychic who will predict the winners and losers of the tournament tomorrow.
Achilles is expected to fill the shoes of its predecessor, Paul the octopus, which became an international celebrity after predicting successfully the winner of the 2010 World Cup correctly.
The cat is one of the many cats to have lived at the Hermitage, once the imperial Winter Palace, Achilles previously predicted outcomes during the 2017 Confederations Cup.