London, June 15: This year's World Cup kicked off in Russia on Thursday 14 June, and some familiar countries are among the teams most fancied to lift the trophy in Moscow.
Five-time world champions Brazil are marginal favorites ahead of Germany and Spain, with France, Argentina and Belgium completing the front-runners.
England fans looking to back Gareth Southgate's men will get healthy odds on a first tournament victory since 1966.
Achilles is just the latest in a succession of mystic animals used to predict the outcomes of the World Cup.
During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, an octopus named Paul was shown on national German television predicting the results of matches. The last World Cup in Brazil was blessed by several "psychic" animals, including kangaroos, guinea pigs and camels.
Meet the psychic pig who has a history of sniffing out a winner - and is hoping to continue his unbroken record for this summer's World Cup.
Mystic Marcus, a pig, has a 100 percent track record of predicting sports results according to his owner Juliette Stevens.
Juliette Stevens said that Marcus correctly predicted the winner of the 2014 World Cup, the Wimbledon tennis finals, Brexit, and Donald Trump's election.
However, it's bad news for England fans. Through the medium of apples, Marcus has chosen Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay to make it through.
Farmer and micro pig breeder Juliette from Heage, Derbyshire, said: 'Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they're gifted with special powers so maybe that's where it comes from.
Haryana, July 21: In a shocking incident, The Haryana Police arrested a 60-year-old godman in Fatehabad on Friday for allegedly raping 120 women under the guise of treatment, sources said. Accordin ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 06:45 PM
Hyderabad, July 21: In a significant development, Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) will extend its services to LB Nagar in the last week of August and to Hitech City in October, HMR Managing Director N V S ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 05:18 PM
Mumbai, July 21: We all knew that Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor got married to Delhi based businessman Anand Ahuja recently. The duo made an adorable pair and social media has been filled with the ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 05:13 PM
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking news, Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman will not be available to participate in overseas T20 Leagues for next two years. "It cannot go on like this. He will ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 03:58 PM
Hyderabad, July 21: Small screen popular TV-anchor Pradeep Machiraju has made an official announcement about his Wedding! He is going to search his life partner through TV show Pelli Choopulu. Prad ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 03:46 PM
Hyderabad, April 12: Nagarjuna's song "Ninnu Roddu Meeda Chusnadi Laggayithu" one of the most popular songs in 1990's. The Song has got a tremendous response in that time. The SOng was super hit film ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 05:04 PM
Hyderabad, Apr 10: Preparations related to NTR Rama Rao biopic are ongoing. Bala Krishna is playing the role of NT Rama Rao while the rest of the cast has to be finalized. The selection process for th ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 02:13 PM
Hyderabad, Apr 03: Power star Pawan Kalyan has congratulated on the hit of Rangasthalam team here on today. Pawan spoke to Charan after watching "Rangasthalam" on the special screen, he told that h ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 04:47 PM
Hyderabad, Mar 26: The Tollywood Gorgeous actress Anushka Shetty had a fabulous start to 2018 with the solid success of Bhaagamathie. Although there have been several rumors on her future projects ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 03:04 PM
Kolkata, July 21: Here is the big blow for th ..
Haryana, July 21: In a shocking incident, The ..
Kolkata, July 21: West Bengal chief minister ..
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking incident, A ..
New Delhi, July 20: On Friday, Congress Presi ..
New Delhi, July 20: India's government is hol ..
New Delhi, July 20: The Congress President Ra ..
New Delhi, July 20: India's giant telecom net ..
New Delhi, July 20: Remarkable scenes unfu ..
New Delhi, July 20: Telugu Desam Party MP ..
New Delhi, July 20: Nowadays we are seeing a ..
San Francisco, July 20: In a shocking news ..
New Delhi, July 20: Cristiano Ronaldo has ..
New delhi, July 19: In a further tightenin ..
London, July 18: Reportedly, it is informe ..
England, July 17: In a shocking news, A man d ..
Manhattan, July 17: It's not easy to stand ou ..
Beijing/Islamabad, July 16: In a shocking dev ..
Chicago, July 16: It is already known that a ..
Washington, July 15: India-US are expected to ..
New Delhi, July 21: In a shocking news, Bangl ..
New Delhi, July 19: Mahendra Singh Dhoni h ..
New Delhi, July 19: As we all knew that, M ..
New Delhi, July 18: The Former Indian Cricket ..
France, July 16: France have won the 2018 Wor ..
Nottingham, July 13: India defeated England b ..
New Delhi, July 12: India captain Virat Kohli ..
Bristol, July 10: Indian Batsmen Rohit Sharma ..
Mumbai, July 10: Sunil Gavaskar marked his 69 ..
New Delhi, July 09: Hitman Rohit Sharma, purr ..
New Delhi, July 21: Reliance Jio has introduc ..
Hyderabad, July 21: In a move that will direc ..
Hyderabad, July 19: Tollywood incredible l ..
New Delhi, July 19: Mobile giant Xia ..
China, July 17: The trendsetter of the mob ..
New Delhi, July 10: The company has priced th ..
New Delhi, July 10: Here is the good news for ..
New Delhi, July 09: WhatsApp has been in the ..
Hyderabad, July 09: A Survey published an int ..
New Delhi, July 08: Electronics manufacturer ..