A “psychic” elephant from a zoo in Hamburg, Germany, has predicted that the country’s football team, Die Mannschaft, will beat England in their Euro 2020 last-16 clash on Tuesday.
The 42-year-old elephant named, Yashoda, correctly predicted that Germany would lose their tournament opener to France, beat Portugal and then draw against Hungary in the group stage.
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She pulled the German flag rather than the English one out of a wicker basket at Hagenbeck Zoo to the delight of many German fans.
Yashoda, Hamburg Hagenbeck Zoo’s #EURO2020-predicting elephant has correctly predicted all of Germany’s matches so far…
— German Embassy London (@GermanEmbassy) June 23, 2021
This is not the first time that a major football tournament has attracted a supposed soothsaying animal.
During the 2010 World Cup, Paul the Octopus accurately predicted all seven games the German team played at the tournament.