A turtle named “Cabecao,” or Big Head, swims in a pool in Praia do Forte, Brazil, Tuesday. The turtle, Brazil’s answer to German octopus Paul who started the psychic animal craze during the 2010 World Cup, predicted Tuesday that the host nation will beat Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup on Thursday. (AP)
German players celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday. (AP)
Williams driver Felipe Massa (left) of Brazil, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (center) of Germany and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas (right) of Finland pose for a photo after the qualification at the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany, on Saturday.
(L) A jubiliant Brazilian football team celebrates after the victory (R) Chile’s Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty.
Brazil’s Neymar celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday. (AP)