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A dog isn't just for Euro 2012 - nor is a cow, pig or alpaca

The rats getting eaten by Ado the psychic snake, however, won't make it past the finals.
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Citta the elephant kicks a soccer ball at the Platschow, Germany, elephant farm on April 11, 2006. Citta, now living in Poland, will help predict winners of the Euro 2012 soccer championships. (JENS KOEHLER/AFP/Getty Images)

BERLIN, Germany — Hey you, soccer fan: put that alpaca down.

That's the warning issued by irate animal welfare activists in Germany, who say that the, er, herd of "psychic animals" currently working on predicting the results of Euro 2012 football matches are being exploited.

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Germans fume over Euro 2012 soccer spy scandal

BERLIN, Germany — Joachim Loew, coach of Germany’s national soccer team, should be elated. His team is undefeated in Euro 2012. It is poised to reach the final, if it can beat archrivals Italy on Thursday, giving Germany a chance to claim its first major tournament victory since 1996. Instead, the coach is irate. And so are his compatriots. A mole with access to the inner ranks of his team has been leaking vital information to the press…

How soccer (aka football) is like the euro crisis

Greece faces Germany in a Euro 2012 elimination round. Too soon?
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Giorgos Tzavelas of Greece celebrates victory and progress to the quarter finals during the UEFA Euro 2012 group A match between Greece and Russia at The National Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
GlobalPost breaks down how soccer, also called football by those across the pond, is like the euro crisis.
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