Prediction by Paul Octopus at the Final Netherlands v Spain, videos and links related to Prediction Paul Octopus – Octopus Paul at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa between the Netherlands vs. Spain | Netherlands vs. Spain, Spain will become World Cup champions for the first time on Sunday, according to ‘Paul’, the octopus forecasters in Germany, which so far right in predicting the outcome of other matches. Paul, has become a topic of conversation during the World Cup because precisely predict the outcome of the game six Germans. This octopus quickly entered the Spanish flag in a press box on live television in Germany. Inside the aquarium was provided two boxes of stuffed shells, berbendara Netherlands and Spain.
Previously, the octopus in an aquarium Oberhausen, Germany, estimates that the German national team will beat Uruguay in the determination of the third and fourth place on Saturday. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero called for the octopus was given protection.
“I am worried about the safety of an octopus … I feel the need to send a team,” Zapatero slightly joking in an interview with radio Cadena Ser.
Spanish Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian requested that this octopus immediately ‘transferred’ without cost to Spain to “ensure its protection.”
Some supporters of Germany, who was angry because he felt ‘betrayed’ by Paul sang anti-octopus in the semi-finals Spain, Germany and then.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ promises to be quite an occasion, with the Netherlands pitting their wits against the reigning European champions. Both sides have produced some good football during their campaigns and have been rewarded with the chance to add their nation’s names to the select list of former winners: Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina and France.
Netherlands-Spain, Final, Johannesburg, Soccer City Stadium, Sunday, 11 July, 20.30 (local time)
As a glance at the head-to-head record between the two nations shows, tipping a winner is no easy task. Both sides have won four of their nine meetings, with the other game ending in a draw.
The Oranje have been here before, reaching the Finals at Germany 1974, with Johan Cruyff, and Argentina 1978, without him, and losing to the hosts on both occasions. For Spain, however, this is new territory, although their confidence at rising to the occasion will be high after ending a 44-year trophy drought at UEFA EURO 2008.
The Netherlands’ record at South Africa 2010 could hardly be more impressive: six wins in six games with 12 goals scored and five conceded. For their part Vicente del Bosque’s men have strung together five wins in a row after kicking off with a surprise defeat. But while the Spaniards have found goals hard to come by, scoring just seven in total, they have been far more miserly in defence, letting in just two so far.
The winners will also end an old hoodoo, with no European side having ever won the biggest prize in world football outside the old continent.
Players to watch
Wesley Sneijder v David Villa
The leading goalscorers at South Africa 2010, although Miroslav Klose, Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez might have something to say about that in the match for the place, the in-form pair are in the frame for both the adidas Golden Boot and the adidas Golden Ball. Their goals have been vital their sides’ respective runs to the Final. Can one of them end the tournament with a winner’s medal and two coveted individual awards? All will soon be revealed.