2018 World Cup bid

England 2018 bid backed by Paul the octopus

August 21, 2010
By Soccernet staff
The England 2018 World Cup bid has been boosted by the backing of Paul the "psychic" octopus.

During the World Cup in South Africa, the German based cephalopod became a global celebrity for correctly predicting all seven of Germany's games - including the 4-1 demolition of England for a place in the quarter-finals - as well as the Spain-Netherlands final.

Paul chose mussels from jars bearing the flags of opponents to make his predictions and is now on the road to stardom with ...

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