Xavi's Predictions For The Asian Cup Will Leave You Speechless
Barcelona legend Xavi is well on his way to making as many correct predictions as he did passes.
The Spanish playmaker has found a new home in Qatari football for Al-Sadd in the Qatar Stars League - and many thought he was merely bigging'-up his side's competition with these fixture forecasts.
Astonishingly, Xavi has correctly predicted the winner of the Asian Cup 2019.- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) February 1, 2019
First, he correctly predicted 7/8 quarter-finalists, then 3/4 semi-finalists and both the finalists.
He backed a tournament win for Qatar.
Qatar won the final vs. Japan 3-1. pic.twitter.com/KycKa7Zogh
That's right. He managed to predict seven out of eight quarter finals, three out of four semi-finals, both finalists and then the final itself.
Qatar coach Felix Sanchez is now going to be looking for Xavi when it comes to their fixtures.
He said: "I am going to call Xavi so that he can predict all our next games".
It's not the first-time predictions have come from an unlikely place. Remember the Russia World Cup cat last year?
And what about Rabio the octopus? He correctly predicted the results of Japan's World Cup fixtures. Sadly, he couldn't predict his own fate.
Meanwhile, a psychic octopus named Rabio that correctly predicted all of Japan's World Cup match results was killed this week and made into sashimi. pic.twitter.com/AxA1Nb391J- ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) July 6, 2018
Fortunately for Xavi, it looks unlikely he will be made into a delicious Asian dish. But his stock as an international football pundit has surely risen after this.
In the Qatar Stars League, the ex-Barca man is doing exactly what you expect.
Xavi in his first 100 games for Al-Sadd:- Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) October 3, 2018
The greats never lose it. :clap: pic.twitter.com/5cEnK7o6UE
At 39-years-old, It looks like Xavi may be swapping the midfield for a mystic column in a tabloid newspaper anytime soon.
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