Chris Mascaro
Wednesday July 9th, 2014

The World Cup has had many breakout superstars, including 22-year-old Colombian James Rodriguez, who scored six goals in five games.

But even he had been overshadowed by one man — er, camel — Shaheen.

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Sad Brazilian soccer fans have been given their own sad Tumblr

Discovered by Gulf News, an English-language newspaper in Dubai, Shaheen had been right on 18 of the 27 matches he'd predicted for a two-thirds success rate. In the round of 16, he picked seven of the eight winners and he had been picking at a 75 percent clip in the knockout round — until Tuesday.

He had a chance to match 2010 World Cup prognosticator Paul the Octopus with a hot finish, but alas, he picked Brazil to beat Germany, making him feel a lot like these folks.

Or maybe not, since he's a camel.

[YahooSports]​


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