Simpsons in 1997 came close to predicting World Cup 2018 finalists

first_imgSimpsons are known for making the right predictions and it has happened not once but on numerous occasions.A 1997 episode of Simpsons nearly got its predictions right when it predicted a Portugal vs Mexico final at the World Cup 2018.Although that may not happen as both Portugal and Mexico are in the same half of the pre-quarterfinals and at best they can meet in the semi-finals.If all goes well for either teams, one of them will surely reach the final in Russia.The animated TV show has in the past made quiet a few predictions which proved to be true in the following years.One of thos predictions was way back in 2000 when they said that Donald Trump would become the President of the United States of America and it came true when he came to power in 2017.The show also predicted Fox being bought by Disney, as well as the Ebola outbreak, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl appearance and Sweden narrowly losing to USA in the men’s curling final at the Winter Olympics.And now the fans believe that the show might have predicted a Portugal vs Mexico final in the World Cup in Russia after an episode in 1997 saw the two teams pitted against each other in the episode titled ‘The Cartridge Family’.Portugal finished second in Group B behind Spain after two drawn matches and a win while Mexico advanced to from Group F behind Sweden.The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side will face a stiff challenge from Uruguay, who were back to their best against Russia in their final Group A game to stay unbeaten in the first round.advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 goals in 3 matches in the group stages (Reuters Photo)Uruguay have so far been the impressive in two of the three matches and are the only team yet to concede goal at the tournament in Russia.Portugal, meanwhile, muddled through their group with draws against Spain and Iran and a fortuitous win over Morocco but that is unlikely to bother their grizzled coach Fernando Santos, who is always happy for his team to be considered the ugly ducklings.Meanwhile, after silencing critics with impressive wins over Germany and South Korea, Mexico nearly blew it against Sweden and only progressed because of Germany’s shocking defeat to South Korea. FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico reached the last 16 after stunning 1-0 victory over Germany, 2-1 win over South Korea and 3-0 defeat to Sweden in Group F (Reuters Photo)Mexico will face familiar foes and South American giants Brazil in the pre-quarterfinals on Monday.Mexico reached the last 16 after stunning 1-0 victory over Germany, 2-1 win over South Korea and 3-0 defeat to Sweden in Group F.Even though they finished second in the group they face the prospect of not going beyond round of 16 for an incredible seventh time in a row.Proceeding to the last eight or beyond has become a Sisyphean task for the Mexicans since they last reached the quarter-finals when they hosted the competition in 1986.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Suspect arrested in connection to sexual assault at Mesa College

first_img March 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Suspect arrested in connection to sexual assault at Mesa College SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Saturday announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday’s sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College.The name of the suspect was not immediately released.At about 1:30 p.m. Friday, a student was walking from the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building to the Learning Resource Center when a man began walking alongside her. When they reached the grassy area outside the LRC, the man attempted to pin the victim down and place his hands down her pants and under her shirt, according to San Diego Community College District police.The student pushed the suspect away and left the area. The man was last seen walking toward the campus’ Student Services Center, police said.Anyone with information about the assault was asked to call police at (619) 531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.Campus police remind anyone on campus that emergency call boxes are located in many classrooms, elevators and parking lots and safety escort services are available 24/7 by calling college police at (619) 388-6405. Posted: March 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more