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: Her very first prediction here!
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.
WATCH: Farah’s first 32 predictions for the FIFA World Cup 2018!
LISTEN: Monday Night Football – 10 days out from the FIFA World Cup!
We’re 10 days out from the start of the greatest sporting party on the planet and excitement is ramping up ahead of official squad announcements and some welcome news on the fitness front for fans of Brazil and Egypt. Chris tackles a number of key questions, from which big team is most likely to flop, to who he expects to be player of the tournament, and Robbie adds some fresh English pessimism to the mix!
Listen: Monday Night Football – World Cup predictor special
Chris and Robbie have dusted off their crystal balls as they make their predictions for how the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia might play out. We examine each group, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the 32 teams competing and ask listeners for their favourite World Cup memories as we count down to the start of the biggest party in world sport.
Listen: “Favourite World Cup moments“
With the help of listeners, Danny and Marc discuss the most memorable World Cup moments. Russian football expert John Bradley also tells us all about this year’s hosts before their opening game with Saudi Arabia in Moscow, whilst the joy of golf Joy Chakravarty previews the US Open.
Follow us online and across social media as Chris McHardy and Robbie Greenfield bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup to life on air with our partners at Bridgewater Tavern, at the JW Marriott Marquis.
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