London, Apr 22 (ANI): Germany is all set to win the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa and captain Michael Ballack will be lifting the trophy on July 11, according to a mathematical formula developed by a university professor.
Germany face Australia, Serbia and Ghana in Group D and have already won the World Cup three times, in 1954, 1974 and 1990.
Metin Tolan, a physics professor at the University of Dortmund, has devised a formula based on trigonometry, which analyses all Germany's results from previous World Cups and predicts a winner for this year's tournament.
Germany's average finishing place at previous World Cups is 3.7 and Prof Tolan said his formula shows this will be Germany's year to lift the trophy, The Telegraph reports.
"It is very simple, all my calculations prove this," he told Germany magazine Zeit Wissen.
"The last time we won the World Cup was back in 1990 and there have been four tournaments since. The average finishing place of the Germany team is 3.7 and the German team wins the title every fourth or fifth World Cup," explained Tolan.
"Nobody can beat us this year and you can already put the champagne on ice," he added.
Professor Tolan had predicted Germany would win the last World Cup, which they hosted in 2006, but eventual winners Italy beat the home nation in the semi-finals.
"My formula gave the winner for the following World Cup, this is why it works this time for sure," he said. (ANI)