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07-09-2010 15:50 BJT Special Report:World Cup 2010 |

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Move over Paul the octopus, Singapore has its own football tipster to predict World Cup match winners. It is a parakeet named Mani. The seven-year-old bird is picking the Netherlands to win the world cup.

Mani, a 13-year-old parakeet, picks up a card with the flag of the Netherlands in Singapore's Little India neighborhood, Friday July 9, 2010. Mani's owner, fortune-teller M. Muniyappan, claims the bird accurately predicted the winner of the tournament's four quarterfinal games and Spain's victory in its semifinal match.(AP Photo/Joan Leong)
Mani, a 13-year-old parakeet, picks up a card with the flag of the 
Netherlands in Singapore's Little India neighborhood, Friday July 
9, 2010. Mani's owner, fortune-teller M. Muniyappan, claims the 
bird accurately predicted the winner of the tournament's four 
quarterfinal games and Spain's victory in its semifinal match.
(AP Photo/Joan Leong)

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