Achilles, a deaf Russian cat is said to have psychic powers and has predicted the winner of the first game in the 2018 World Cup, set to kick off on June 14 2018.
Achilles lives at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, was given two plates of cat food to determine the opening match’s winner. One plate was marked with a Russian flag, while the other had a Saudi flag.
Achilles hesitated for a while and chose the Russian plate. Following the choice, the cat was dressed in a Russian uniform for a photoshoot.
Hermitage veterinarian Anna Kondratyeva said Achilles “loves his motherland and couldn’t vote otherwise.”
Achilles became known for having psychic abilities after correctly guessing the winners of multiple matches during the Confederations Cup last year in Russia.