Poles Will Hope 'Psychic' Elephant Is Wrong Again

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Poland soccer fans will hope that Citta the elephant keeps its track record of getting all her predictions wrong for European Championship matches.

The wrinkled 33-year-old pachyderm chose a melon marked with a draw between Poland and Czech Republic on Saturday in the final Group A match. If it comes true, Poland would be eliminated from the tournament because the co-host nation needs to win to advance to the quarterfinals.

Citta got her first two predictions wrong. She guessed Poland would win its first two matches, both of which ended in 1-1 ties. The elephant, who lives at the Krakow Zoo, was given a choice Friday of three melons — each one placed above an image of either the Polish or Czech flag or an 'X' representing a draw.

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