Vladimir Putin has allegedly put together a team of crack mind readers to concentrate on Croatia losing the World Cup.
A recently deceased source mailed information to a News Agency concerning the assembly by the Russian President of a team of proven psychics to "infiltrate the concentration" of the Croatian football team.
Croatia is highly unpopular in Russia due to its affiliations with Russian enemies Serbia. This has been demonstrated time after time in the Eurovision Song Contest voting. It would be considered an insult to Russia if Croatia go on to win the World Cup.
Putin himself when questioned, stated , "it's no secret. We employ psychics to put Croatia off their game. it's just a bit of fun, no one believes all that stuff anyway, it's totally harmless, unlike the nerve agent we smeared all over their towels during half time."