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Germany's Sami Khedira (right) celebrates with teammate Per Mertesacker after scoring his side's third goal during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Germany and Uruguay at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Saturday. Germany won 3-2. Gero Breloer/AP hide caption

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Let The Games Begin: Sunday's World Cup final inspired an Amsterdam shop to stage a miniature version of the game in its display window, using "comedy condoms" to represent soccer players from Spain and the Netherlands. Christopher Lee/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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Sea Life Aquarium's psychic octopus, Paul, chose Spain to win the semifinals over Germany.  Paul's keeper says, "he's wrong this time." Mark Keppler/AP hide caption

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Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta chases the ball during Spain's semifinal match against Germany in Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP hide caption

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Sea Life Aquarium's psychic octopus, Paul, chose Spain to win the semifinals over Germany.  Paul's keeper says, "he's wrong this time." Mark Keppler/AP hide caption

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