The18 and the National Peanut Board teamed up for a unique way to predict the results of the group stage this summer in Australia and New Zealand.
We called up some furry friends, Ozzy and Finn, to provide their soccer expertise.
Peanut butter is a safe treat for dogs so long as it doesn’t contain Xylitol. The National Peanut Board has seven different peanut butter recipes for dogs listed on their website if you’re looking for inspiration.
Now let’s see what the pups are predicting for the women’s cup.
Dogs’ World Cup Group Stage Predictions
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- New Zealand
Finn likes: Philippines
Ozzy likes: Switzerland
A very bold pick from Finn as she picks the massive underdog, Philippines. Ozzy cruelly tricked the hosts, New Zealand, with a sniff and settled on Switzerland.
- Republic of Ireland
Finn likes: Australia
Ozzy likes: Canada
No fooling around with these picks! The pups pick the two group favorites to advance. Finn must have felt bad about Ozzy snubbing New Zealand last round and picked the other hosts Australia this time.
- Costa Rica
Finn likes: Costa Rica
Ozzy likes: Zambia
Two more unexpected picks! Finn and Ozzy have disregarded the statistics and experts and gone with their hearts. What a shock that would be if Spain AND Japan fail to advance.
Finn likes: China
Ozzy likes: England
England will be heavy favorites to win the whole thing this summer and Ozzy made a B-line for the England flag. Smart thinking, Ozzy. Finn is picking China to advance, a team that made it to the final back in 1999.
- United States
Finn likes: Portugal
Ozzy likes: United States
American fans are loving Ozzy’s pick on this one! The U.S. women’s soccer team will be looking for a third-straight title and Ozzy has them off to a hot start! Finn had a tough decision between Netherlands and Portugal but has chosen the latter.
Finn likes: France
Ozzy likes: Brazil
Two powerhouses at this tournament, Brazil and France, occupy Group F. The pups know not to doubt the likes of these two teams and have both advancing to the knockout stages.
- South Africa
Finn likes: Argentina
Ozzy likes: Sweden
Group G looks wide open for the taking. Ozzy has put his tastebuds with the European giants Sweden while Finn prefers a taste of Argentina.
- South Korea
Finn likes: Germany
Ozzy likes: Colombia
Germany is the clear favorite to top Group H and Finn made no mistake with that pick. It’s anyone’s guess as to which team will finish second and Ozzy thinks that Colombia will prevail.
The fun and excitement in Australia and New Zealand begins soon. Time will tell how accurate Finn and Ozzy’s tastebuds truly are.