Elephant Predicts World Cup Matches

By: The Associated Press
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A resident elephant at a German wildlife park hailed as having an uncanny ability to predict the results of international football matches turned her attention to the forthcoming World Cup on Wednesday.

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A resident elephant at a German wildlife park hailed as having an uncanny ability to predict the results of international football matches turned her attention to the forthcoming World Cup on Wednesday.

After predicting 30 of 33 results correctly from the women's World Cup in 2006, the men's World Cup in 2010 and the men's European Championships in 2012, Nelly the elephant has been viewed as something of an oracle.

And with the opening match of the competition, Brazil versus Croatia just eight days away, on June 12, Nelly teamed up with former German national goalkeeper Sepp Maier and a Brazilian samba dancer to get down to some serious predicting.

There are 32 teams competing in the tournament, but Nelly was firmly focused on her homeland's three group matches, against Portugal, Ghana and the US.

She predicted a bright outlook, with the Germany set to draw with Portugal but win the other two matches and proceed to the next round.


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