The spooky Chelsea coincidence that hints Hakim Ziyech’s Morocco will win 2022 World Cup which has sent fans wild
FANS have spotted an astonishing coincidence which has convinced them Morocco will win the World Cup.
The North African side have upset the odds so far to set up a semi-final against France, knowing that a World Cup final against Lionel Messi‘s Argentina awaits if they can see off Kylian Mbappe and Co.
GettyFans are convinced Hakim Ziyech will life the World Cup due to an amazing coincidence[/caption]
And an astonishing coincidence from the last two World Cups has been revealed on Twitter by eagle-eyed fans.
It relates to Chelsea stars wearing the number of the year of the World Cup, with that nation winning it.
The link stretches back to 2014, with German Andre Schurrle wearing the Chelsea number 14, the same year Germany bagged their fourth World Cup trophy.
France star Olivier Giroud then wore the number 18 shirt in 2018, the year reigning champions France picked up their second-ever win.
This season, Moroccan Hakim Ziyech is wearing the club’s number 22 shirt, and the year is of course 2022.
And it has left fans convinced the tournament will go the way of the Atlas Lions.
One user said: “Morocco confirmed winning World Cup in 22 then.”
A second user said: “Took me a minute to understand, I’m putting my life savings on Morocco.”
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Ziyech wearing the number 22 at Chelsea has convinced fans he will win the World CupGetty
APOlivier Giroud wore the number 18 shirt in 2018 when France won[/caption]
Andre Schurrle’s Germany won the 2014 tournament with him wearing 14 at ChelseaNews Group Newspapers Ltd
A third added: “I’m putting my house on Morocco winning the World Cup rn (right now).”
Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United star Juan Mata came eerily close to starting the streak in 2010, with him wearing the number 10 at Stamford Bridge the year AFTER Spain won the World Cup.
Some fans had a look to the future, and have tipped African Cup of Nations champions Senegal to win the Jules Rimet in 2026 due to Kalidou Koulibaly wearing the number 26.
If the defender sees out his contract with the Blues then he will indeed be in line to continue this streak (provided Ziyech wins), with his contract not expiring until 2026.
One fan said: “If Morocco wins the World Cup, there will be a queue of Chelsea players waiting to get number 26 for Chelsea.”
Another shared a photo of Koulibaly at Chelsea alongside the caption: “World Cup 2026 going to be wild.”