Octopus oracle Paul has predicted that Germany will be beaten by Spain in the World Cup semi-final.
Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium spokesman Daniel Fey said today that the creature chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colours – indicating a Spanish victory in tomorrow’s clash.
But there could be hope for the Germans.
The only time Paul has been wrong in the past was over a Germany-Spain match in the 2008 European Championship, when he picked Germany and Spain prevailed.
Otherwise, he correctly predicted Germany’s wins over Argentina and England, and also foretold the victories over Australia and Ghana and the country’s loss to Serbia.