After carefully mulling his decision, Oberhausen's famous prophet chose to consume a mussel from a glass tank with a Spanish flag rather than one from a similar tank marked with a German flag.
Paul's decision may at first be devastating for Germany fans; the octopus has successfully predicted each of his country's results at the 2010 World Cup, and in his life, has been correct 80% of the time.
However, there remains hope for die Mannschaft: Paul once before made a mistake in predicting a Germany-Spain clash. At Euro 2008, the vizier chose Germany to beat Spain in the final, but in that competition, Spain prevailed.
Footage of the Oracle Octopus choosing Spain on the video below.
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