Fifa World Cup Final – Spain Vs Dutch – Paul the Octopus rules !
Fifa World Cup has its 2 finalists – Spain & Netherlands, but there is already a star winner of this World Cup, it is “Paul the Octopus”.
If you are living under a cave and don’t know who “Paul the Octopus” is, here it is –
“Paul the octopus” is an octopus, who lives in Sea life aquarium in Oberhausen Germany. Paul, who is referred a “psychic octopus” or an “oracle octopus”, has shot into limelight by predicting the winners in this ongoing, FIFA world cup.
With the Semi-Final prediction also come out correctly, he has 100% record of correctly naming the winners before the football match in which Germany have played.
Paul the Octopus has become so popular that since Spain defeated Germany, Paul has topped Twitter trends and is the talking point of every social network.
Would you believe, that even bookies have started taking bets on whether Paul the Octopus will correctly pick the winner of of the FIFA World Cup final ! European based Williamhill.com is offering odds of even money that Paul will tip the winner.
Coming back to the Finals of the World Cup – Both the finalists in this World Cup are first timers (Netherlands have reached Finals twice earlier – 1974 & 1978)– they have never been World Cup Finals. Infact, Spain who are the favorites, best performance came in 60 years back in 1950, when they reached the quarter-finals (correct me if I am wrong here).
Now, Paul the Octopus is going to hog the limelight till Sunday’s Epic World cup final clash. Till now he has only predicted in games involving Germany, so it is not clear whether his Psychic powers are limited to games involving Germany or they also goes beyond that.
Whatever said and done – Paul, the Octopus is the biggest winner and star of this Fifa World Cup.
On a side note, this also the first time, I am seeing such huge football following in India – I thought last one was quite popular in India, but popularity of this world cup has risen in multiples…do you see that as well ?