World Cup 2010 – Professor proves Germany will win World Cup

A university professor says he has proved that Germany will win the 2010 World Cup after devising a mathematical formula that calculates the winner.

Prof Metin Tolan, a German physics lecturer, has written a formula based on trigonometry which analyses results from previous World Cup finals in order to predict the winner of this summer’s tournament.

Germany have won the World Cup on three occasions, in 1954, 1974, and 1990 with an average finishing place of 3.7, and Prof Tolan says his formula proves without any doubt that his home country will prevail in South Africa.

“It is very simple, all my calculations prove this,” he told German magazine “Zeit Wissen”.

“The last time we won the World Cup was back in 1990 and there have been four tournaments since,” explained Tolan.

“The average finishing place of the Germany team is 3.7 and the German team wins the title every fourth or fifth World Cup.

“Nobody can beat us this year and you can already put the champagne on ice.”

Prof Tolan is clearly undeterred from his previous failed formulas, after he predicted that Germany would win the last World Cup which they hosted, as Jurgen Klinsmann’s side were defeated by eventual victors Italy in the semi-finals.

“My formula gave the winner for the following World Cup, this is why it works this time for sure,” Tolan explained.

The Professor’s equations should also help England, who crashed out of the last World Cup after being defeated on penalties by Portugal, as he has a theory for shoot-outs too.

“The weakest kicker should take the first penalty, then the second-weakest and so on,” he said.

“Then you have the greatest chance of scoring as many goals as possible.”

Germany face Australia, Serbia and Ghana in Group D in the first stage of this summer’s finals and could face England as early as the second round.

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