World Cup 2014 – Belgium vs Algeria

Today 17 June 2014 if you visit the Google Homepages you will find the Belgium vs Algeria Google Doodle. The doodle show the Belgium and Algeria flag, with an octopus trying to predict the outcome of the game. The octopus is presumably the Octopus Paul the Octopus became famous during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when the Octopus made predictions of who will win the game.


Octopus Paul Google Doodle

The Octopus Paul became famous for his predictions during the World Cup 2010 especially for the games in which Germany played. During a divination, Octopus Paul was presented with two boxes containing food, each marked with the flag of a national football team in an upcoming match. Similar to today’s Google doodle about Belgium vs Algeria. The Octopus then picked the box with the flag of the winning team in several of Germany’s six Euro 2008 matches, and all seven of their matches in the 2010 World Cup—including Germany’s third place playoff win over Uruguay on 10 July.

His success rate rose to 85 percent, with 11 out of 13 matches correctly predicted. He predicted a win for Spain against the Netherlands in the World Cup final on 11 July 2010 by eating the mussel in the box with the Spanish flag on it.

Experts have proposed several scientific theories to explain Paul’s seemingly prescient behavior, ranging from pure luck to the possibility he was attracted to the appearance or smell of one box over another.

I think it is a cute gesture today by Google to remember Octopus Paul today with its Belgium vs Algeria doodle and adds a nice touch to their daily Soccer World Cup 2014 Google Doodles.

Belgium vs Algeria who is going to win?

Belgium is returning to its first Soccer World Cup in 12 years and clearly the favorite to win Group H and most likely to win the game Belgium vs Algeria today. The Game is going to be played at the Estadio MineiraoBelo Horizonte in Brazil, South America on the 17th June 2014 at 13:00 Local time.

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