Since the appearance of Paul the octopus, which was used to predict the results of football matches in 2010, a deaf white cat was chosen this year to do the job. People believe that its prediction will be accurate because a deaf cat is not able to hear anything so it will not side any team. For the opening match, it chose a bowl of food bearing Russia's flag rather than the bowl of food bearing Saudi Arabia's flag. (Maybe the bowl of cat food bearing Russia's flag just smells a little more better.) Well, we should be able to know the results after a while.
Anyways, all the best to all the teams participating in the FIFA World Cup 2018!