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Suspicious Twitter account predicts exact outcome of Argentina-Germany final 17 hours in advance, predictions come true

Monday, 14 July 2014 - 4:08am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk
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A suspicious Twitter account @FifNdhs tweeted 17 hours before the World Cup Final between Argentina and Germany, stating that Mario Goetze would score in the second half of extra time and that Germany would win 1-0.

So what happened in the final? Exactly that happened. Mario Goetze scored for Germany in the 113th minute, and Germany won 1-0 in extra time.

Here are the tweets:

Interestingly, there might be more to it than meets the eye, because most of the replies the handle got claimed that it deleted tweets predicting various match outcomes, keeping only the one that actually happened (i.e. Goetze scoring for Germany in extra time).

This begs another question though - Germany had Muller, Klose, Schurrle, Ozil, and some others who could have scored too. How many tweets would this Twitter user have had to delete to arrive at the correct 'prediction' while the match was going on? Given the number of permutations and combinations, this seems mind-boggling.

Since we cannot see all the tweets the account ever posted, a fair conclusion cannot be drawn about its credibility. At best, this could set the gossipy tongues wagging. But who says a little spice does not add fun to life?




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