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'Banzai!' - Olivia the psychic parrot picks Germany to beat Japan in World Cup02:13

'Banzai!' - Olivia the psychic parrot picks Germany to beat Japan in World Cup

Japan, Tochigi Prefecture
November 21, 2022 at 09:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Forget Paul the Octopus, Daisy the Seal and all the other false football prophets; Olivia, the grey, prediction-making parrot is back in the game, picking Germany to beat Japan in their World Cup clash in Qatar, as footage filmed in Nasu Animal Kingdom on Monday shows.

Olivia took a little time, and seemed unsure at first, picking the Japanese draw flag initially before leaving it and taking the German flag instead - and celebrating with a cry of "Banzai!" (Hooray!)

The 17-year-old parrot has been making predictions for 13 years; at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics football tournament, the predictions were correct five times out of seven, or an almost 80 per cent of accuracy rate.

Germany face Japan at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday.

'Banzai!' - Olivia the psychic parrot picks Germany to beat Japan in World Cup02:13
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Forget Paul the Octopus, Daisy the Seal and all the other false football prophets; Olivia, the grey, prediction-making parrot is back in the game, picking Germany to beat Japan in their World Cup clash in Qatar, as footage filmed in Nasu Animal Kingdom on Monday shows.

Olivia took a little time, and seemed unsure at first, picking the Japanese draw flag initially before leaving it and taking the German flag instead - and celebrating with a cry of "Banzai!" (Hooray!)

The 17-year-old parrot has been making predictions for 13 years; at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics football tournament, the predictions were correct five times out of seven, or an almost 80 per cent of accuracy rate.

Germany face Japan at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday.