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08:27 PM, June 26, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:40 PM, June 26, 2018

Nigeria to send Messi and Argentina home, says Achilles

The omens do not look good for Argentina and Lionel Messi as the psychic cat Achilles has predicted that Nigeria are going to send Argentina packing by defeating them in their last match of the group stage against the Albiceleste.

Messi and his teammates have had a rough time in Russia so far, drawing 1-1 with Iceland and getting thumped 3-0 by Croatia.

And it isn't going to get any better according to Achilles the cat, who has been predicting winners and losers in the tournament from the comfort of the St Petersburg Hermitage museum.

The cat, who is deaf and regarded as psychic, previously predicted outcomes during the 2017 Confederations Cup where he correctly predicted 3 of 4 outcomes.

This time around it has successfully chosen Russia to beat Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Iran to beat Morocco and Brazil to emerge victorious against Costa Rica – although that final result was almost a given.

When the opportunity came to pick between Nigeria and Argentina, via two bowls of food placed in front of him with a flag above each, Achilles decided the Super Eagles would win by a nose.

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