Marcus, the famous psychic pig that predicted President Donald Trump’s victory, has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup. The black micro pig had previously guessed correctly the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples. It even predicted that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election against Hilary Clinton. Now, Mystic Marcus has predicted the semi-finalists for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The owner, Juliette Stevens told UK Daily Mail that Mystic Marcus has a 100% winning record.
Spain have appointed Real Madrid and Spain defender Fernando Hierro as Julen Lopetegui’s replacement for the World Cup in Russia. Hierro’s last job in management was with Spanish Segunda side Real Oviedo back in 2017, where he guided them to an eighth-place finish.
The United bid of USA, Canada and Mexico have won the right to host the 2026 World Cup. The bid won with 134 of the 200 eligible votes. This amounts to 67% of the vote. Morocco received 65 votes or 33%. One nation (Togo) voted for neither. US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro reacts to news his country will stage the 2026 World Cup alongside Canada and Mexico: “Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege. “We are all united in football, the beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor.”
The Spanish Football Federation has just confirmed it has sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager, little more than 24 hours before the World Cup begins. Spanish Football Federation (SFF) president Luis Rubiales explains that the SFF only knew he was joining Real Madrid after the World Cup, five minutes before it was announced he would join the Champions League winners. “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish you the greatest of luck,” said Rubiales. “The negotiation has occurred without any information to the RFEF. Just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.”