'Time travelling' fan predicted Lionel Messi would win the World Cup on December 18 2022 SEVEN YEARS ago | The Sun

A “TIME TRAVELLING” football fan has become a hit on social media after a spooky prediction SEVEN YEARS ago came true.

Back in 2015, a Twitter user named Jose Miguel Polanco prophesied that Lionel Messi would lead Argentina to World Cup glory on December 18, 2022.

Last Sunday, the South Americans overcame France on penalties to be crowned world champions for a third time.

Argentina were cruising to a 2-0 win, with Messi scoring the opener, before a late double from Mbappe sent the match to extra-time.

The legendary 35-year-old then put Argentina back in front prior to Mbappe securing his hat-trick.

But Emi Martinez would prove to be the hero as the Argentina goalie’s heroics helped them secure glory with a 4-2 shoot-out win.

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All of that kept most viewers on the edge of their seat, but not the seemingly mystical Jose Miguel Polanco.

Back on March 20, 2015, he wrote: “December 18, 2022. 34 year old Leo Messi will win the World Cup and become the greatest player of all times.

“Check back with me in seven years!”

Amazingly, it all came true… except for the fact that Messi is 35 rather than 34.

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One fan Twitter user hailed him as a “time traveller” while another wrote: “This is just too weird man, how on earth did he get this so spot on?!

“I demand to know the lottery results for the next ten weeks, I need to get paid man.”

Another commented: “I’m checking back with you! The GOAT did it and ended the debate!”

While a fellow fan wrote: “The best part of this tweet is somehow getting Messi's age wrong, the one part that you would think it would be impossible to mess up.”

However, it seems far more likely that the individual did in fact tweet numerous predictions and deleted the wrong ones to leave him with left with the one most accurate.

And with regards to the final date, well that had already been confirmed by that point also!

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