A Russian mining group found a football shaped diamond. This should bring good luck to the Russian team against Croatia. I don't mind at this point as my prediction of the semifinalists is already in the trash bin by Brazil's exit.
We all know the guy on the left, Clovis Fernandes, we remember him crying whilst cradling his trophy when Germany was defeating Brazil in 2014. He passed away due to cancer 3 years ago, and the picture on the right is that of his son from yesterday's game.
An octopus that successfully predicted all of Japan's World Cup group stage matches was boiled, butchered and sent away to be sold on June 27, according to the fisherman who originally caught the psychic cephalopod.
Since today England are playing, I'd like to recall something touching.
Southgate, the current England manager, who if you remember, missed the penalty that put England out of Euro 96', consoling Uribe from the Colombia team, who missed a penalty during the penalty shootout that Colombia lost to England in this world cup 22 years later.
Not only does England's manager Garetth Southgate cut a particularly dashing figure patrolling the technical area,(touchline) but he seems to have sparked a trend. Waistcoat sales are up 35% in the U.K. So even if England lose to Sweden today, something good will have come from it, say the clothes retailers. Not a complete waste, or waist of time!