KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 25 -- The Qatar World Cup match between Japan and Germany on Wednesday ended with a shocking 2-1 win to Japan.

The Samurai Blue held their end against the four-time world champion with the winning goal scored by Takuma Asano in the final 15 minutes.

However, the shocking win had been predicted just a day before - by a river otter named Taiyo from the Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.

According to Kyodo News, the eight-year-old otter was tasked by its handler to predict the match result by putting a miniature football in one of three buckets.

Taiyo had to choose between three coloured buckets - the blue one had the Japanese flag, the red one had the German flag and a yellow bucket had 'draw' labelled on it. ...