British illusionist one-ups NCPG with World Cup predictions
Singapore might be buzzing about Andy's dad predicting the World Cup winner correctly in the National Council on Problem Gambling's (NCPG) world-famous ad.
But over in England, magician Dynamo has upstaged the NCPG with his eerily accurate predictions on Sky Sports News.
Two weeks before the final on June 27, the Englishman brought a sealed envelope containing his predictions on a CD to presenter Rob Wotton.
After Germany dispatched Argentina to win their fourth World Cup title, the illusionist re-appeared on the news programme to open the sealed package and play the CD, whic revealed his earlier predictions.
- Dynamo predicted that one of the tournaments three biggest names - Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar - would suffer a back injury and be out for the rest of the World Cup, a fate which eventually befell on Neymar.
- He then went on to predict that the final would be a showdown between Europe and South America with either Germany or Italy squaring off against Argentina.
- During the final, Dynamo said that the youngest player on the pitch would score in the 113th minute to break Argentina hearts before signing off with "Auf Wiedersehen" - which means goodbye in German.
As it so happened, Mario Goetze did score his match-winning volley in the 113th minute and, at the age of 22, was the youngest player on the pitch.
Eerily accurate, lucky guessing or was it all a set-up?
Watch the video clip from YouTube and judge for yourself.
Source: YouTube, The Independent