The company later pulled the ad, which it said had been a prediction made by its social media management team.

Russia lost the game on Saturday in a penalty shootout.

In a continuation of its fanciful prediction, the company created a spoof landing page with the Sports.ru website, filled with headlines that envision what would have happened if Russia had actually won the game, including: “Vladimir Putin congratulates Russia on its victory,” “Will we beat England?” and “I don’t know how we did it.”