The soothsayer has predicted Spain will beat Holland in the World Cup final...According to an Associated Press report, the eight-legged football oracle known as Paul has predicted that Spain will defeat Netherlands in Sunday's World Cup final in Johannesburg.
Oberhausen's famous prophet didn't waste any time to make his decision and quickly chose to consume a mussel from a glass tank with a Spanish flag rather than one from a similar tank marked with a Dutch flag.
Paul's decision may at first be devastating for Netherlands fans; the octopus has successfully predicted each of Germany's results at the 2010 World Cup, and in his life, has been wrong only once.
However, there remains hope for Oranje: Paul once before made a mistake in predicting a final and has a reputation of being a big game bottler. At Euro 2008, the vizier chose Germany to beat Spain in the final, but in that competition, Spain prevailed.