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IN PICTURES: Here’s a list of ‘animal oracles’ being used during the World Cup

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From Russia’s Achilles the cat to Dubai’s Shaheen the camel, animals have been turned into clairvoyants in recent World Cup years as fans try to predict outcomes of matches before a ball is even kicked.

Those animals have Paul the Octopus to thank after accurately predicting the 2010 World Cup matches brought him worldwide attention as an animal oracle.

Here is a list of all the World Cup creatures both great and small who are testing their psychic credentials by predicting outcomes of matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.