Elephant Predicts French Win Over German at Euro 2020
|Elephant Predicts French Win Over German at Euro 2020|
Yashoda, the oldest elephant at the Hamburg, Germany, zoo, was chosen to predict outcomes of the German national team.
41-year-old "Yashoda" removed the 'winning' country's national flag from a silver box one day before the German team plays their match against the reigning World Champions, putting her trainer in a tricky position.
"On the one hand I do want Yashoda to be right but on the other hand I have a German heart so I of course would be happy if Germany did actually win. Maybe it will be a draw and then we are both happy," said zookeeper, Michael Schmidt.
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Hamburg's soccer oracle was born "in the Indian jungle" and lost track of her herd shortly after birth, according to German media reports which also said Indian park rangers took the then baby elephant to the zoo of Mysore.
In 1990, Yashoda, who weighs a hefty 3.8 tons and eats around 150kg per day, arrived in Hamburg.Now in 2021 she will try to predict Germany's soccer progress from her home in Hagenbeck Zoo.
"We of course hope that the elephant is mistaken and sadly pulled out the wrong flag and that Germany manages to win!" visitor Mareike Fullreide told Reuters TV.
France vs Germany Head to Head
16 Oct 2018: France 2-1 Germany – Uefa Nations League
06 Sep 2018: Germany 0-0 France – Uefa Nations League
14 Nov 2017: Germany 2-2 France – International friendly
07 Jul 2016: Germany 0-2 France – Euro 2016 semi-finals
13 Nov 2015: France 2-0 Germany – International friendly
This is the 34th meeting between these two international giants, with France winning 14 and Germany winning 10 so far. Les Bleus have enjoyed a strong record against the Germans in recent years, remaining unbeaten in their last five meetings and losing just two of their previous 13 dating back to 1990.
While France haven't lost any of their last five matches against Germany, it is important to remember that this game will be played in Munich and Germany have held France to draws in the last two matches played on German soil.
France are the form favourites though with five wins and one draw from their last six matches, compared to Germany's three wins, two defeats and one draw. However, we expect Germany to use the home advantage to nullify France's attackers with a strong defensive display.
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France take on Germany in Group F on Tuesday with both sides eyeing the Euro 2020 trophy next month. Keep reading on to know more ...