The Simpsons have become a huge part of pop culture not only because its the longest-running American sitcom or because '90s kids grew up with the beloved cartoon family but also because they're pretty good at making future predictions.
Throughout their 29 seasons, the show has predicted many things such as smartwatches, video phone calls, and most recently, Donald Trump becoming president of the United States. That's why the internet now firmly believes that the show also predicted which two national teams will make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
According to Twitter Moments, "in the 1997 episode The Cartridge Family, Mexico and Portugal battled it out in a final 'to determine which nation is the greatest on Earth,'" making soccer aficionados believe that Mexico and Portugal will go head-to-head for this year's trophy in Russia.
Mexico and Portugal fans are wondering if they're destined to reach this year's World Cup final - because of a Simpsons episode from 1997.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 26, 2018
Here's why: https://t.co/BlsyuMRLED #bbcworldcup pic.twitter.com/BVpYNHZlNl
The Simpsons in the season 9 (1997) predicted a football final between Portugal and México!! Wow.. I frankly can't stop myself from believing in this 'cause the cartoon had such an impressive history of valid predictions and connotations. pic.twitter.com/lMyqVVUN7C— viva ronaldo (@saturnnes) June 22, 2018
The Simpson's have previously predicted so much stuff, biggest one being trump becomes president of america.— Thomas O Leary (@Thomas1098765) June 26, 2018
Could they do it again https://t.co/3XEAAU3A0U
The simpsons predicted that Mexico would make it to the World Cup final. I trust this outcome.— 𝒥𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓈 🙄 (@xMmePresidentx) June 26, 2018
The Simpson's predicted Mexico and Portugal to make it to the finals this world cup! Not saying it's true but lets remember... pic.twitter.com/MrSVFtkK5M— IvanM (@ivanmartinez631) June 26, 2018
Do you agree with "The Simpsons"? What are your predictions?
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