Germany's psychic elephant
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The likes of Diego Forlan, Andres Iniesta, Thomas Muller, David Villa and Xavi illuminated the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, but one of its biggest headline-makers didn’t even kick a ball. Paul the Octopus, indeed, correctly predicted the outcome of all seven of Germany’s matches – as well as Spain’s victory over the Netherlands in the Final – from his base in Oberhausen.

Now another physic animal is wowing football followers in Germany. Nelly the Elephant has been guessing the outcome of Joachim Low’s side’s games at UEFA EURO 2012 by kicking a football into one of two goals – one for Germany and the other for that of their opponents. And, curiously, Nelly, seen above scoring past legendary goalkeeper Sepp Maier, has correctly predicted all four of Die Nationalelf’s results to date!