London, Jan 18 (Agencies): Nearly three months after his death, Paul the Octopus, who amazed people with his predictions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is to be honoured with a "Paul Corner" at his former house.

Paul died at his home in Oberhausen in October 2010 at the age of nearly three years.

The Telegraph quoted a centre in western Germany as saying that a 1.80 metres high statue of Paul along with his ashes would be placed at his former home.

"There will be a statue around 1.80 metres high (six feet) of Paul, on top of a football, in the middle of which will be a see-through window with the golden urn containing Paul''s ashes," spokeswoman Tanja Munzig said.
 
Paul rose to fame by predicting seven German matches correctly and also Spain''s 1-0 victory against the Netherlands in the finals.

For the prediction, two boxes were lowered into the salty soothsayer''s tank, each containing a mussel and the flag of the two opposing teams.

Following his death, his fans posted hundreds of condolence messages on Facebook. The aquarium unveiled a replacement, French octopus named Paul II, on November 3.