"He predicted it would happen," says the funnyman who played the psychic mollusk on the ESPYs
The World Cup phenomenon died overnight, his aquarium said Tuesday
The octupus who correctly predicted the outcome of the 2010 World Cup has died at age 2.
In sport, major tournaments frequently create legends, turning figures who were previously unknowns into global heroes.
He made his name predicting Germany's 2010 World Cup results, but now Paul the Octopus is returning home to help England's bid to stage the 2018 tournament.
Paul the psychic octopus may not have predicted a medal and a soccer jersey in his future, but he now owns both.
The keeper for Paul the Octopus talks to CNN about his World Cup predictions and requests for future picks.
Paul the octopus -- who correctly predicted the outcome of eight World Cup matches in a row -- is officially retiring from the prediction business, said the aquarium in Germany where he lives.
Are the predictive powers of Paul the Octopus unique? CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports.
Paul the octopus has plumped for Spain to beat the Netherlands in Sunday's World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paul the octopus, a psychic cephalopod at an aquarium in Germany, has become a World Cup phenomenon after correctly predicting the winners in all six of the German national team's matches.
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