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Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

It seems Argentine fans may suffer another heartbreak if the recent prediction by Achilles the Cat turns out to be true.

Lionel Messi and his teammates have experienced a torrid time in Russia, recording only a point in two games and firmly rooted bottom in Group D. That trend may continue in their final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, according to the animistic being in St Petersburg.

The psychic cat was presented with a choice of two bowls of food with the flags of both countries placed next to them, and Achilles preferred the West-African nation.

Achilles, the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, choses Nigeria during an attempt to predict the result of the incoming group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Three previous cat predictions were correct. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The congenitally deaf cat has a 100% record in this tournament having predicted Russia’s triumphs correctly over Saudi-Arabia and Egypt. Iran’s victory over Morocco and Brazil’s defeat of Costa-Rica. All the games have one thing in common which is the Venue in St Petersburg. It’s been previously reported that Achilles predicted the outcome of the games in the Confederation’s Cup last year correctly.

Argentina has never lost to Nigeria in the World Cup, winning all the four games they have met in 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014. The two-time World Cup winners need to continue that run to salvage any hope of progressing beyond the group phase. However, the Super Eagles can take some inspiration from their recent 4-2 win in the friendly game against Jorge Sampaoli’s men.


Croatia currently top Group D with six points and a win against European counterpart Iceland will cement their place at the top. The Albiceleste needs to win by a decent goal margin and pray the other result goes their way.

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