The World Cup has had many breakout superstars, but none was bigger than Shaheen the camel.
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.
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.