Before every match fans predict which team is going to be the winner. Some times their prediction matches with the real result. But there is a sea creature which is predicting correctly about every match. The prognosticating octopus, which perfectly predicted the result of every game which is played by Germany in this World Cup including the loss to Spain in the semi-finals, sticks with the Spaniards against the Dutch in the final and ultimate match.
The name of the octopus is Paul. In a recent prediction it has given indication to the final result in the championship match. According to the predictor, the cup in going to be won by Spain before the second semifinals it had indicated that Spain is going to win the match and the result was the same. Now, again it is taking the side of the Spanish football team.
It also predicts that the third place achiever of the World Cup 2010 will be Germany. Paul’s popularity has earned him his own page in Facebook in addition to calls to lend his special super natural powers. A reporter who is a Greek asked whether Paul could predict the end of his country’s financial crisis or not, while in the Middle East commentators wanted to have Paul choose the next Iraqi prime minister.
And it seems Paul the Octopus gets it all right! Spain brings home the World Cup 2010 trophy beating out the Netherlands soccer squad. The German soccer team gets third place.