In a final desperate attempt to tip the scales in Holland's favour all "octopussies" have been banned out of the country.
Dutch aquariums and zoos have been ordered to either turn them into calamaries, chop their tentacles off or extradite them.
The Dutch government and KNVB (Dutch football Association) feel that Paul the phsycic "octopussy" is having a negative effect on other "octopussies" in Holland because they are all tending to lean towards Spain and they will attempt anything to beat the Spaniards on Sunday.
On the other hand in Spain, calamares, squids, and "octopussies" have been declared as protected species just like the holy Indian cow and all restaurants have been forbidden to fry them, bake, them and boil them, thanks Paul!
The world awaits with baited breath to see if "octopussy" Paul has tipped correctly and Spain will be crowned new World Champions.
If so the Dutch have vowed never again to allow an "Octo-Pussy" to get involved in tipping footy games, they will all be boiled before the fun begins and served up as battered rings!
After all "Octo-Pussies" belong in the kitchen anyway!