Octopus Paul predicts Germany will beat Argentina in tough game at World Cup

BERLIN (AP) — Octopus oracle Paul hesitated but ultimately picked Germany to win — again — this time over Argentina in their quarterfinal matchup at the soccer World Cup.

Paul, who rose to global fame after he correctly predicted all four of Germany's games in this year's tournament, indicated Tuesday that Saturday's game will be a tough battle.

Sea Life Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig in the western city of Oberhausen said Paul took about an hour before he approached a water glass in his aquarium containing a mussel and marked with a Germany flag. He ignored a similar glass with Argentina's flag.

Only when the oracle's organizers went to remove the glasses did Paul jump inside the German one and gulp down the mussel.