It was the highest scoring game in the World Cup so far, and probably one of the more surprising results.
And yet, a Spanish fan managed to predict his team’s 5-1 loss to the Netherlands.
Jacobo Ríos-Capapé, a 56-year old architect and ex-referee from Valencia, may be mourning the embarrassing loss but can at least celebrate winning a contest organized by Spanish fuel company, Cespa.
Ríos-Capapé submitted his guess of 5-1 weeks before the match along with 120,000 entries with the hopes of winning the grand prize, $135,000 worth of free gasoline.
It turns out he was the only entrant to guess the correct result. He explained the logic behind his guess to MARCA:
"Hoping that Spain would win, of course, I thought that if Holland were to beat us, it would be big, so I came up with the 5-1 scoreline, without being very convinced by it. Actually after, I thought it was outrageous and wouldn’t happen."
He’s not done yet. Ríos-Capapé told MARCA that he’s entering a guess into the next contest for Spain’s match against Chile.
(h/t Dirty Tackle)
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