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

Three persons kill man over affair with niece

first_imgNEW DELHI: Two persons were arrested for allegedly killing a man as one of them suspected him of having an affair with his niece. Pramod (20), a resident of Jhajjar in Haryana and Prakash (22), a resident of Delhi’s Najafgarh, were held on Monday from Dwarka while the third accused is absconding, policesaid. “As per their plan, in the evening, they called Ankit to join them for a liquor party with them. When Ankit got intoxicated, they took him to Baghpat Industrial Area in UP in an inebriated condition. After reaching an isolated place in Baghpat Industrial area, they shot him at forehead and to conceal Ankit’s identification, they burnt his face,” said DCP Dwarka, Anto Alphonse. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThree days later, the partially burnt body of the victim was found at an isolated place in Niwara. As the body could not be identified, it was preserved in the hospital, the police said. Acting on a tip off, the two suspects, Pramod and Prakash were nabbed and two loaded country made pistols were recovered from them, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said. Pramod disclosed that he suspected Ankit of having an affair with his niece and hatched a plan to eliminate him. He roped in two of his associates including Prakash who arranged the pistols. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe disclosure about the murder information and arrest was shared with Police Station Kotwali Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh who confirmed about the recovery of an unidentified body from Niwara, Baghpat industrial area. Later Ankit’s family was informed who later identified the recovered body as their son Ankit. Family of Ankit was not aware of the missing of Ankit as the deceased was staying in Bahadurgarh, Haryana and used to visit his native home in months.last_img read more