The World Cup is undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting events there is, and every four years, without fail, a new star is born. In previous tournaments we’ve watched as Diego Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Michael Owen, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi to name a few have become household footballing names during the month long competition.
No different is the 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa at the moment, with the final set to take place on Sunday between Spain and Holland, many have been discussing who will win, but when it comes to pundits, the only opinion sought is that of 2010s biggest World Cup star.
I am, of course, talking about Paul the psychic Octopus. (Pictured above)
Paul was born in Weymouth and can now be found at the Aquarium Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany where he has been residing since 2006.
What’s interesting (if not rather bizarre) about Paul is that he seems to be genuinely psychic (or a gamblers best friend, whichever you want to call it)
You see Paul has become somewhat of a worldwide celebrity following his eerie predictions on German TV in which he has so far predicted the correct winner for every fixture featuring the German national team during the World Cup, including the shock loss to Serbia in the group stages.
This ‘psychic’ Octopus was said to have broken the hearts of millions of Germans on Tuesday as he predicted victory for Spain in their semi final fixture.
As a result many will be watching with great anticipation to see if Paul is allowed to predict who will win the final, as he may just be on to a winner.