07/07/2014 09:05 BST | Updated 07/07/2014 09:59 BST

World Cup 2014: The Simpsons 'Predicted' Neymar's Injury

Paul the Octopus predicted World Cup results, whereas The Simpsons predicted Neymar's injury.

Yes, in an episode broadcast in April, a Brazilian player who goes by the name "El Divo", who bears more than a passing resemblance to the theatrical Neymar, collapses in the penalty area.

Neymar: Cursed by The Simpsons

Homer, refereeing the World Cup final, decides not to award a penalty but El Divo is carried off on a stretcher.

Insistent, Homer cries "no penalty" and again at a cemetery, as he watches undertakers conduct El Divo's burial.

And the final score in Brazil's match? Brazil 0-2 Germany...