German football fans should brace themselves for disappointment in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against Spain, according to the latest prediction of an octopus with a knack for picking winners. Paul the octopus, a psychic cephalopod at Sea.
Life in Oberhausen, western Germany, has become a World Cup phenomenon after correctly predicting the victors in all five of Germany's matches so far and Tuesday's ceremony was carried live on German television, CNN reports.
Paul the Octopus has spoken, eating his food from the container with the Spanish flag at Sea Life and thus sealing Germany’s fate.
Paul has a perfect World Cup record — correctly predicting the results of all five of Germany’s matches so far, even the shock defeat against Serbia, and scoring exactly the same number of goals as Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney into the bargain. German hopes are dangling by two tiny threads, Reuters says.