Azerbaijan, Baku, July 12 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova /
The image of octopus-predictor Paul deserves the right to become the emblem of Spanish football, Spanish Ambassador to Kazakhstan Alberto Anton Cortez told Trend.
"I believe that the image of famous octopus Paul deserves the right to become the emblem of Spanish football," Cortez said.
Famous octopus Paul from the aqua center in Oberhausen correctly predicted the victory of Spain at the 2010 World Cup football and the third place of the German team. Totally, Paul made eight predictions within this championship and they all came true.
"At first I was skeptical of Paul's predictions. But then, after its prediction in the semifinal, I believed it," the diplomat said.
The Spaniards won the final match of World Cup for the first time, taking the upper hand over the Netherlands' team 1:0 in extra time.