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Smirnov’s list: glavred “Medizony” gave a forecast for all matches of the 1/8 finals of the 2018 World Cup – and was mistaken only with the last

All the same better than George Cherdantsev.

Sergey Smirnov, photo of the journalist “Journalist”

On June 28, the editor-in-chief of Mediaazona and the author of the “Will be Worse” program on YouTube-channel “Bulk Live” Sergey Smirnov published his forecast for the matches of the 1/8 finals of the 2018 World Cup. In his opinion, the French had to outplay Argentina, Uruguayans – Portugal, Brazilians – Mexico, Belgians – Japan, Swedes – Switzerland, Russians – Spain, and Colombians – England.

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интересные будут четвертьфиналы: Франция – Уругвай, Бразилия – Бельгия, Россия – Хорватия, Швеция – Колумбия

On June 30, the journalist’s forecasts began to come true. The first seven matches of the playoffs of mundialya in Russia really ended as he predicted: in some cases the winner was determined in the penalty shootout, in other games everything was decided by goals in the last minute. Smirnov told “Medusa” that initially the tweet was a joke – the editor-in-chief of the Media Zone hoped to guess at least half of the participants in the 1/4 finals of the 2018 World Cup. He did not make any bets on the outcome of the matches.

In social networks they began joking about the journalist’s predictions. His forecast was called “Smirnov’s List” – and teams expecting to win at the tournament, it is better to get into it.


The brightest moment connected with the “List of Smirnov” was the match between Belgium and Japan: glavred “Media Zone” put on the pass of the Belgians, but by the middle of the second half, they began to lose with a score of 0: 2. For the remaining half an hour, the Belgium team played two goals, and in the last minute of the added time they pulled out the victory – 3: 2.

According to Smirnov, after that the forecast has ceased to be just a joke.

In Twitter, Smirnova began to compare with other famous forecasters: both successful and not so .

The British played most of the match with a score of 1: 0, but already in the added time the Colombian national team equalized. In extra time, the teams did not score, so the match went to the penalty shootout. One of the famous football “curses” – the inability of the British to win in major tournaments on penalties. But the players broke the tradition and beat Colombia. This was the only mistake in Smirnov’s forecast.

But later he spoke in more detail about his forecast for the matches of the 1/8 finals in his Telegram channel.

It was funny with this prediction: I at random wrote tweet about the quarterfinals and so it turned out that I guessed 7 out of 8 winners. And the last match, of course, was epic, especially when Colombia equalized in the last minute, and then led in a penalty shootout. Funny chance, because I used to make bad predictions.

Sergey Smirnov
glavred “Media Zone”
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