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Octopus Paul's prediction comes true

Jul 08, 2010 02:48 AM IST Football Football

New Delhi: Paul the octopus was right. Spain marched into the finals after dumping out Germany on Wednesday 1-0.

The psychic octopus Paul on Tuesday had predicted that Spain will beat Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. With six out of six correct predictions, the eight-legged creature has now predicted every result for Germany's games in this World Cup with 100 per cent accuracy.

The only time the usually-prescient Paul has erred in the past was ahead of the Germany-Spain final at the 2008 European Championship. Paul picked Germany; Spain prevailed 1-0.

Otherwise, Paul correctly predicting Germany's wins over Argentina and England, and also foretold the victories over Australia and Ghana and the country's loss to Serbia.

Now with Germany to take on the Uruguay for the third place in this year's World Cup on Saturday, all eyes will be on Paul yet again. Germany had finished in third place when they had hosted the 2006 World Cup and it will be interesting to see whether they can hold on to that position against Uruguay on Saturday.