Psychic octopus picks Germany over Argentina

German Football
By German Football June 30, 2010 00:40

Psychic octopus picks Germany over Argentina

An octopus in Germany called Paul who has shot to stardom for his spot-on World Cup predictions forecast on Tuesday a quarter-final win by Germany over Argentina.

But in view perhaps of the tougher opposition that Diego Maradona’s side will pose Germany on Saturday than England did last Sunday, the eight-legged soccer soothsayer took more than an hour to decide.

Ahead of the England game, which saw Germany’s young guns demolish Fabio Capello’s ageing Premier League stars 4-1, Paul needed just eight seconds to make up his mind.

Sunday’s encounter in Cape Town, therefore, might go to extra time — or even penalties.

Two plastic boxes, one with a German flag and one with their opponent’s, are lowered into Paul’s tank at Sea Life in Oberhausen in western Germany, each with a tasty morsel of food inside.

The box which Paul opens first is adjudged to be his predicted winner.

Earlier in the tournament, the eight-legged oracle correctly tipped Germany to beat Ghana and Australia in their Group D matches. And proving he is not just attracted by Germany’s flag, he also correctly predicted a loss to Serbia.

Even though he was born in England, he also treacherously but correctly foretold Germany’s win over his native country in their last-16 clash on Sunday.

Argentina coach Maradona should not throw in the towel just yet, however, as Paul has been wrong before. For the European Championships in 2008, his success rate was only 80 percent.

German Football
By German Football June 30, 2010 00:40
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  1. joy June 30, 11:17

    lets see if god favours us….if god let our germany win over argentina!!!!!….best of luck for our germany

  2. TJ Rayzan June 30, 11:33

    Of course Germany will win; even hand of god can not help Argentina this time !!! there would be a lot of Yellow cards and fake diving by Argentina, … Just hope there is good referee ……….

  3. Sadman June 30, 12:07

    make a special recipe for this octo paul if arg wins.

  4. Tandra Chakma June 30, 18:02

    Thank you Paul. I hope your prediction will be 100% correct. You are friend of Germany like me. Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu love u germany.

  5. Akshay Lahoti June 30, 18:21

    Hoping against hope….!! Paul gets it wrong this time….!!

  6. Purujeet June 30, 19:15

    let’s hope paul is proved right!! i myself predict 4 goals scored before half time !! 😉 🙂

  7. RonY July 1, 09:39

    Germany will be the winner…
    best of luck Germany…


  8. gayatri July 1, 10:37

    paul hope ur prediction is wrong this time!!!! i always want argentina to win……

  9. shiby July 1, 10:51

    Germany..u do ur part i.e,practice n play vry ur best game always..n God will take care f d rest..k..may God bless u germany..

  10. ami July 1, 13:55

    ahh…..i don’t thinkk so,,probably argentina will winn..just hope…abut germany…its purely in the hands off GOD

  11. Susie July 2, 06:31

    Both teams are loser, they don’t deserve the win!!!!!!!!

  12. Tracy Saunders July 2, 12:44

    I hope Germany win as Paul has predicted. I will be squids in then!!!

  13. NB July 2, 14:09

    Only & Only Argentina Will win..

    Messi word ” Don’t mess with me “

  14. NIRJHOR July 3, 07:55


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