Designated as "the official forecaster" of the World Cup which begins in Russia next Thursday, Aquiles - a white cat and deaf- shall forecast now by choosing between two plates of food accompanied by the corresponding flags.
This is not the first time that an animal is appointed for this task. Paul the Octopus won international fame with their successes from your aquarium in Oberhausen (Germany) on the meetings of the South African World Cup-2010; even got the victory of Spain on the Netherlands in the final.
"We have chosen to Achilles because it is nice, but also because it is deaf, like all white cats with blue eyes," explains Anna Kondratieva, veterinarian responsible for cats living in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
On the occasion of the World Cup 2018, Aquiles is going to leave the basement of the Hermitage, where he lives with dozens of other cats that protect the museum of rodents, and will move to a café neighbor.
"During the championship is going to be living here to get in shape. In the coffee will have more freedom of movement and may receive visitors," says Kassatkina. (Taken from Cubadebate/ With information of AFP.)