Yashoda correctly assumed that Germany would lose to France, win Portugal and draw against Hungary.
A “psychic” elephant at a Hamburg zoo has predicted that Germany will beat England on Tuesday in their Euro 2020 finals.
Yashoda, 42, correctly guessed that Germany would lose the tournament opener to France, win Portugal and then draw against Hungary in the group stage.
Yashoda, Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg # EURO2020-predictive elephant has correctly predicted all matches in Germany so far …
– Embassy of Germany in London (@GermanEmbassy) June 23, 2021
He removed the German flag instead of the English from a wicker basket at the Hagenbeck Zoo to the delight of many German fans who had come to see it.
“I guess we can all live with that,” bodyguard Michael Schmidt said.
Major football tournaments often attract supposed fortune tellers with varying degrees of success.
During the 2010 World Cup, Paul the Octopus accurately predicted the seven games the German team played in the tournament.
– Kristof Terror (@HLNinEngland) June 25, 2021
Not surprisingly, Paul’s prediction that Spain would win Germany in the semifinals angered many Germans, who asked them to eat after the match, prompting the Spanish prime minister at the time to offer “official protection from the State ”for the creature.
This could have sealed the deal for the Spaniards who won the tournament, as Paul had predicted.
Some social media users, however, have found other creative ways to predict scores.
A video that has gone viral shows 24 cars, representing the number of teams participating in the tournament, competing on a treadmill.
The final, according to this rather strange technique, shows Germany and France fighting it after all the other cars have deviated course.
– No context humans (@HumansNoContext) June 27, 2021