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People hope 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted a Mexico and Portugal World Cup final

https 2F2Fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com2Fuploads2Fcard2Fimage2F8001212F5c86b662 4e76 47e0 bc61 6e6cf27b2f78Fans of The Simpsons will never forget its classic parody of soccer.

From 1997, the episode "The Cartridge Family" poked fun at the sport with its meaningless but exotic player names ("Ariaga! Ariaga II! Bariaga!") and the impatience Americans had for the sport.

In that fictional match (which ended in a riot), Mexico and Portugal battled it out to "determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on earth."

For followers of the sport, the inclusion of the two countries was a bit of a joke in itself at the time. When the Season 9 episode aired, Portugal's team was on the slide, ranking 30th in the world. Mexico, however, managed to reach a much more respectable 5th.

This year's World Cup has seen both teams be much more dominant, and fans are hoping for a final between the two countries. Just like The Simpsons predicted.

For followers of the sport, the inclusion of the two countries was a bit of a joke in itself at the time. When the Season 9 episode aired, Portugal's team was on the slide, ranking 30th in the world. Mexico, however, managed to reach a much more respectable 5th.

This year's World Cup has seen both teams be much more dominant, and fans are hoping for a final between the two countries. Just like The Simpsons predicted.

Source: mashable 

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