“I hope Rabio’s successor will accurately tip the results of all games”
‘Rabio’, Japan’s World Cup octopus that predicted the country’s group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi.
As reported by EWN, Japan’s World Cup octopus oracle, Rabio, has been killed and turned into sashimi.
Rabio had correctly called the winners of Japan’s matches during an experiment in a paddling pool.
However, the fisherman who caught the mollusc, Kimio Abe, delivered the octopus to the market before Japan’s match against Poland.
“This will be the curse of the Octopus and they won’t win the WC for another century!” wrote one user.
It was speculated on Twitter that Rabio’s death condemned Japan to defeat against Belgium, which forced them out of the World Cup.
Another octopus will be used to predicted the upcoming matches in the tournament. “I’m glad all the forecasts turned out correct and Japan moved on to the knockout stage,” Abe said. “I hope Rabio’s successor will accurately tip the results of all games.”
In related news, Japan’s football team left a ‘thank you’ note to the Russians for hosting them at the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Japanese fans were also praised for cleaning up the stadium after the team defeated Colombia 2-1 in the Group stage.