Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi

Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi

But sadly, despite his 100% track record, Rabiot, who was caught in Obira, Hokkaido, has been unable to predict his team's result against Belgium - because he has become someone's dinner.

- A "psychic" octopus has met his fate after correctly predicting three of of Japan's results in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

However, Kimio Abe, who caught the animal, revealed it had since been taken to market, where it was sold and turned into seafood, reports the Independent.

The octopus proved to be a spineless Jimmy the Greek, correctly choosing Japan to defeat Colombia, tie with Senegal and lose to Poland.

Pictures of what appeared to be the dismembered octopus were shared on social media, although it could not be confirmed that this was definitely Rabiot.

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Rabiot's owner and local fisherman Kisuo Abe told Mainichi that he was happy Rabiot correctly predicted all three of Japan's group matches, adding that he hoped the '"second Rabiot can help Japan go all the way".

But the psychic cephalopod didn't get a chance to predict Japan's heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 Monday.

Unfortunately, as the Samurai Blue undergo final preparations ahead of their historic game on Tuesday, fans will be devastated to learn that Rabiot was gutted, cleaned and sent off to the market only days after Japan's qualification.

Staff at the aquarium fed Paul mussels carrying the colours of either Germany or their opponents during the competition.

At this year's tournament Marcus the pig, Achilles the cat and Nelly the elephant all made selections before the first match kicked off in Moscow on June 14.

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