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World Cup: Octopus predicts victory for Spain in World Cup semifinal

July 6, 2010 | 10:46 am

Octopus_400 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.