Who will win the first match of the World Cup? The cat is out of the bag. Literally.
Russia's psychic cat Achilles picked the home team.
The cat — who is deaf and lives at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg — was presented with two plates of cat food: One was marked with a Russian flag, the other with a Saudi flag. Achilles hesitated before going for the Russia plate.
The cat was then dressed in Russia's uniform and posed for the cameras.
Hermitage veterinarian Anna Kondratyeva said she's sure Achilles made the right call. She said he "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise."
Achilles became famous by correctly predicting several matches during the Confederations Cup in Russia last summer.