At this point, I think it's widely accepted that The Simpsons is either predicting the future or somehow influencing it, because it has far too many spot-on predictions.
Everything from Trump's presidency to Fox being bought out by Disney has been correctly predicted by the show. When it comes to sporting events, The Simpsons was able to accurately predict the outcome of the men's curling final in the Winter Olympics, where Team US narrowly beat Sweden to scoop the win.
So, it could be very good news for fans of Mexico and Portugal, as The Simpsons pegged a World Cup final between the two teams back in 1997 in an episode titled The Cartridge Family and although the episode doesn't mention which years, fans in both countries reckon there's clues to indicate it's this year. Looks like it might not be coming home after all then.
Perhaps slightly reaching for proof that the final is supposed to 2018, the Portugese newspaper Eco wrote that in the episode, which is from over 10 years ago, "There seems to be a reference to the scandal that recently plagued the Mexican team who allegedly partied with several women before the beginning of the tournament."
It's not gone unnoticed on Twitter, either:
Then this was this hopeful fella, I hear you, mate:
And it could still happen, with Portugal through to the final 16 and Mexico currently top of Group F with six points.
The Simpsons' uncanny knack for guessing world news doesn't stop there, either, it also had story lines featuring the horse-meat scandal and the Ebola outbreak.
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