Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Japan's oracle octopus turned into sashimi

Japan's oracle octopus turned into sashimi

He also predicted correctly that Japan would lose to Poland in their final match, but they qualified anyway thanks to Colombia's victory over Senegal.

Rabiot is not the first animal prophet to capture the hearts and minds of World Cup fans.

The BBC said that, unlike Rabio, a German octopus that correctly predicted six World Cup games in 2010 "passed peacefully in his aquarium".

An octopus who had predicted all three of Japan's group stage results at the World Cup has been turned into seafood.

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Unlike Rabiot, who was choosing between food baskets marked "win", "loss", or "draw", Baidianr - a ginger whose name means "white spot" - had been choosing between two bowls marked with the teams involved in the match.

Rabio the octopus became a bit of an internet sensation when it successfully correctly predicted all of the results of Japan's national football team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

All three predictions came true. But sadly, this particular career was about to be tragically cut short.

Despite his 100 per cent record so far Rabiot, who was caught in Obira, Hokkaido, was gutted and sent to the market to be sold for food, Sora News 24 reported.

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By now, you probably know that this did not exactly go to plan.

"I'm glad all the forecasts turned out correct and Japan moved on to the knockout stage", Abe told the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper before Japan's loss to Belgium in the last 16. Well, apart from maybe a psychic octopus.

It's too late for both Japan and its "psychic" octopus at the World Cup.

That can't have been a coincidence. right?

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