Posts Tagged ‘world cup trophy’

Paul The Prognosticator Octopus Has 6-Foot Memorial Statue

January 22, 2011

 Fans of Paul the Octopus can now admire a memorial to the mollusk at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator.

Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games at last year’s World Cup, plus the Spain-Netherlands final. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.

The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen unveiled the 6-foot plastic replica of Paul clutching a soccer ball in his eight arms on Thursday.

Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says Paul’s cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leafed urn inside the ball. Paul died three months ago.

Munzig says fans around the world had asked for a memorial.

When asked if the designer liked the final version of the 6- feet  statue, he replied “it was supposed to be an eight-foot statue!”

Eye View Sports,Fan Attempts to Attack The World Cup Trophy, Said the Vuvuzela In His Head Made Him Do It..

July 11, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — A spectator ran onto the field and tried to grab the World Cup trophy Sunday, moments before the Spain and Netherlands players were due to walk out at Soccer City for the tournament’s final match.

A man ran in from a corner of the stadium and raced across the field toward the halfway line, where the trophy had been placed on a pedestal for the players to parade past.

The man was tackled just before he could get his hands on the trophy and was carried away by seven security guards, taken up the tunnel and past the waiting players as the crowd cheered.

Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro, who last lifted the World Cup trophy as winning captain when his team won the title in Berlin four years ago, had carried the trophy onto the field in its Louis Vuitton case. He took it out, and placed it on the stand facing the many dignitaries in attendance.

After Cannavaro left the field, the trophy stayed alone on the grass awaiting the arrival of the two teams. It was eventually taken off after the Dutch and Spanish national anthems were played.

Fan attempts to steal the trophy….Uses the vuvuzela insanity plea  defense….I couldn’t take it anymore….Wow that trophy is smaller than it appears on TV…