The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil gets underway today in Sao Paulo. The competition will end on 13 July 2014 and involves many of soccer’s best players, representing 32 countries. Who will be the winner of the competition? This is what most fans are wondering today.
Help on the matter might come from the animal world. A couple of Dubai camels seem to be able to pick the winners of World Cup matches. Two racing camels, Waslawi and Shaheen, owned by Al Wasl fan Matar Al Jabri, have chosen the outcome of four games during the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In a video provided by The National, Abu Dhabi Media’s first English-language publication, the animals give information on who will prevail in the preliminary games. Are you willing to place your bets according to the camels’ predictions?
Let us not forget the predictions set by Paul the Octopus, which is sadly no longer around to defend his World Cup champion prognosticator title earned during the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament and FIFA World Cup 2010 where he correctly guessed 11 out of 13 Germany results. Will the Dubai camels worthily succeed him? Or will people’s eyes be on other animals like Nelly the elephant (a resident of a wildlife park in Hodenhagen, Germany) with abilities similar to Paul and who correctly predicted 30 of the 33 results from the women’s FIFA World Cup in 2006? Competing is also a group of baby pandas from China that are said to be able to predict the outcomes of matches for the World Cup in Brazil.
Time will tell which animal will provide the most accurate predictions for soccer-loving enthusiasts. But what was the camels’ first prediction? Croatia will beat Brazil…a daring prophecy.