Farah the World Cup Predicting Falcon!
You might think the UAE desert is an unlikely place to unearth a World Cup star. You’d be wrong…
Following Paul the Octopus’ ascent to global superstardom in 2006 and a subsequent plethora of predicting animals coming out of the World Cup woodwork, the Sports Tonight team on Dubai Eye 103.8 has recruited their own mystic phenom… and she’s about to take flight!
WATCH: ALL of Farah’s World Cup predictions
WATCH: The Making of a World Cup Star
Farah is a two-year-old female Saker falcon who has the arduous task of predicting the results of all 64 matches at Russia 2018 (rather her than us!) With her predatory instincts, eye for an upset and an unblinking gaze over Groups A-H, she’s the perfect pundit for this summer’s footballing festival.
First up for Farah is the opening match of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday night as hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia. Find out just who’s she’s predicting to win on Tuesday from 11am.
In a level of analysis only usually seen on National Geographic, Sports Tonight’s Robbie Greenfield gets to know our new pundit ‘Farah the Falcon’ a little better.
You can also check out all the podcasts from Sports Tonight as Chris McHardy and Robbie Greenfield breakdown the FIFA World Cup match by match, play by play.
LISTEN: “World Cup Special with harry Redknapp”
Former Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp joins us to preview England’s crunch match with Croatia, while at Wimbledon a seismic shock is unfolding in the men’s quarter-finals
LISTEN: “World Cup Special – And then there were four!“
We’ve reached the semi-final stage of this compelling World Cup, and much to Robbie’s bemusement, England are still alive and kicking! But is football ‘coming home’? Not if Croatia, France or Belgium have anything to do with it. We look back on the quarter-finals and chat to our man in Russia as once again, European teams dominate football’s grandest stage.
LISTEN: “First Germany, now Spain“
The shocks and surprise keep coming as this World Cup with Spain the latest victims of a tournament that has become as unpredictable as it has been exciting. As we reflect on the departures of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo 24 hours earlier and cross live to Paris for reaction to an emphatic performance by France (and Kylian Mbappe), more drama unfolds at the Luzhniki stadium.
LISTEN: “Germany are OUT“
Relive one of the most extraordinary downfalls in World Cup history as defending Champions Germany, who have not failed to get out of the group stages since 1938, are sensationally humbled by South Korea and dumped out of this World Cup. Catch all the reaction to this seismic shock as it unfolded.
LISTEN: “The Big VAR debate”
Former Premier League referee Steve Bennett joins us at the Bridgewater Tavern to answer all of our burning questions on the biggest talking point of the 2018 World Cup so far – the role of VAR and the litany of controversial decisions that have been made in Russian. Meanwhile we cross to Buenos Aires for the latest on a fractured Argentinian camp and a sombre Socceroos fan joins us for a post mortem!
LISTEN: Is IT “coming home”?!“
England fans are delirious after a 6-1 win over Panama that shattered records and sent Harry Kane to the top of the Golden Boot chart, but the naysayers persist! We look back on a frantic weekend that saw Germany come back from the dead, Argentina self-implode and Brazil leave it late to get their campaign on track.
LISTEN: World Cup Special with Robbie Fowler
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler joins us at the JW Marriott Marquis as we reflect on a successful start for England (that still hasn’t appeased some naysayers!). Robbie regales us with some tales from World Cup campaigns of yesterday year and we ask: what makes a successful international team?
Listen: How Panini Stickers can predict the World Cup winners
Forget Farah the Falcon, Colombian researchers have taken the job of World Cup forecasting to whole new levels, using the latest facial recognition technology and wait for it… Panini stickers! Chris and Rob find out how it all works as we welcome Belgium fan Patrick onto the sofa and ask whether the sluggish start made by the heavyweights may just allow a lesser nation to steal the limelight.
Listen: World Cup Special: Day 4
Chris, Robbie and Sean reflect on a dramatic opening few days of FIFA World Cup action as Cristiano Ronaldo stars for Portugal, VAR makes its mark and Lionel Messi sees a penalty saved by a part-time film director! Meanwhile, huge upset brews as Germany make their opening World Cup appearance and the boys continue in their bid to learn Russian.
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