World Cup: Octopus predicts victory for Spain in World Cup semifinal
Paul the octopus, who is almost never wrong when it comes to predicting the outcome of soccer matches, has chosen Spain as the victor over three-time World Cup champion Germany in Wednesday's semifinal matchup.
The eight-legged oracle from Oberhausen's Sea Life Aquarium in Berlin chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag over one from a tank decorated with Germany's colors.
But fans of the team from Germany should not give up hope just yet.
The 2-year-old octopus has only been wrong once -- and that was with another big Spain-Germany matchup. He picked Germany to defeat Spain in the 2008 European Championship final, but Spain won that contest, 1-0.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.