Polish elephant predicts Russia will lose to Poland in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier
June 11, 2012
As the Euro 2012 qualifying matches are underway, many sports fans have been debating the outcome of the annual competition but one set of predictions carry a bit more weight than most. Citta, a 33-year-old elephant that lives at the Krakow Zoo in Poland, recently predicted her homeland will defeat Russia on Tuesday's Group A games, according to RIA Novosti.
The elephant previously predicted the outcome of the Champions League final, in which Chelsea beat Bayern Munich. Her assumption Poland would beat Greece in the team's first match was wrong, as Friday's game ended in a 1-1 draw, but Polish fans have hope that Citta will be right in the upcoming game against Russia. The Associated Press reports the animal picked up a melon when asked about Tuesday's match, indicating Poland would be victorious.
Relying on an animal is nothing new in the world of sports, as Paul the Octopus managed to correctly predict eight game outcomes in the 2010 World Cup, the AP reports. Those who want to talk to their friends about the upcoming Russia-Poland match can make calls to Russia with international phone cards.
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