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That being the case, there’s hardly any point in playing Wednesday’s semi-final between Germany and Spain — the Spanish have got it won.
Paul the Octopus has spoken, eating his food from the container with the Spanish flag at Sea Life and thus sealing Germany’s fate.
Paul has a perfect World Cup record — correctly predicting the results of all five of Germany’s matches so far, even the shock defeat against Serbia, and scoring exactly the same number of goals as Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney into the bargain.