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Source: Fox Broadcasting Company

Once Again, 'The Simpsons' May Have Predicted The Future—This Time Regarding This Year's World Cup Final

By Mark LoProto

President Trump’s presidency, the Siegfried and Roy tiger attack, the American Ebola outbreak, Team USA’s Olympic curling victory. These are just a handful of the many things that Matt Groening’s The Simpsons have predicted in its 639 episode run. 

Now fans of Mexico and Protugal’s soccer teams are wondering if the cartoon may have also predicted the results of the 2018 World Cup Final as well.

Back in 1997, during the ninth season’s episode “The Cartridge Family,” Mexico and Portugal are locked in a head-to-head soccer match that many believe to take place in 2018. Some have pointed out a possible reference to the scandal where members of the Mexican team partied with prostitutes before the beginning of the tournament.