Octopus Paul predicts Germany will win third place in World CupBy AP
Friday, July 9, 2010
Octopus Paul: Germany will win 3rd place
BERLIN — Octopus oracle Paul is predicting Germany will win over Uruguay at the World Cup in the fight for third place.
Paul’s pick was carried live Friday on TV stations around Europe. The world-famous octopus could be seen choosing a mussel from a glass tank marked with a German flag, after sitting on the Uruguayan tank for a few minutes — indicating a German victory in Saturday’s fight for places three and four in the World Cup.
Since predicting Spain’s victory over Germany, the mollusk has become less popular at home, while Spaniards have offered their newfound mascot protection.
Paul correctly predicted Germany’s wins over Argentina, England, Australia and Ghana and the country’s loss to Serbia.
He picks the Spain-Netherlands final later in the day.