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Citta the psychic elephant backs Poland
Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 by SNTV


SNTV has met the psychic elephant of Krakow Zoo - and on Wednesday she was confidently predicting the outcome of Friday's opening Euro 2012 match between Poland and Greece.


The world's media were out in force at a zoo in Krakow, Poland on Wednesday - the star of the attraction, Citta the elephant.

Or should that be, Citta the psychic.

She successfully predicted the outcome of the UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich last month, and keepers at the zoo are hopeful her powers may extend to Euro2012.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Jerzy Pirog, Veterinarian:
"We kind of tried to predict the score and we used three animals: a parrot - an African Grey, a donkey and the elephant and Citta was the one who predicted correctly so we decided to do this game and try to foresee the score of the Euro 2012 Championship."

The tournament gets underway on Friday, with co-hosts Poland taking on former European champions Greece.

Despite the Polish side being the underdogs in the clash, Citta's melon choice seems to show her money's on the homeside.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Jerzy Pirog, Veterinarian:
"It's nice that she decided that the Polish team are going to win…maybe she knows much more about football than me…(laughs)".

We'll have to wait and see whether that prediction comes true. But Citta and the rest of the zoo are feeling pretty confident.

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia