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Can Brazil's World Cup turtle oracle match Paul the Octopus?

12 June 2014 Last updated at 01:12 BST

Using sea creatures as fortune-tellers seems to be turning into a World Cup tradition.

Four years ago the Germans had Paul, the octopus, who caught the world's attention with his surprisingly accurate predictions of the tournament's results.

This time round, host country Brazil has chosen a sea turtle as its oracle.

And it has already picked a winner for the opening match this Thursday.

BBC Brasil's Julio Gomes reports.

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