Paul Octopus Will Predict Spain vs Netherland FIFA World Cup 2010 FINALS Paul is reported to have correctly chosen the winner in five of Germany’s six UEFA Euro 2008 matches, predicting that Germany would win every match except a loss to Croatia, but incorrectly predicting that Germany would defeat Spain in the final in 2008.
Paul the Octopus or Paul Oktopus is a two-year-old common octopus with a history of correctly predicting the results of major German international football matches,especially in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
This total rate of 11 out of 12 games correct constitutes a significant deviation from what flipping a coin would suggest, using a Binomial test. A fair coin would guess at least 11 out of 12 games correctly only 1 time in 315.
Paul the Octopus has become an internet phenomenon for his uncanny ability to pick winners. He has accurately picked the winner of every game Germany has played in the FIFA World Cup.
Paul makes his choice by picking between two containers of food, each bearing the flag of the two teams playing.
It is also unknown if Paul will bet on the third place play-off between Germany and Uruguay.