Optimistic England fans are predicting the Three Lions will finish above Uruguay in Group D in a live animated poll running across Trinity Mirror’s regional websites.
The poll, powered by Google Forms, invites readers to suggest who will win each of the World Cup groups.
- August 1, 2017
- June 1, 2016
- February 19, 2016
At the time of writing, Group D is the tightest, with Italy, England and Uruguay (in that order) tightly packed (see picture).
David Ottewell, head of Trinity Mirror’s data unit, said: “Linking live polls to animations and graphics is something we want to do much more of in the future so this was something of a test.
“There may be scope to extend this idea beyond sport and into politics, and even data-based games.”
Click here to view the results so far.
The Sun, meanwhile, is using a piranha called Pele to predict England's results. The fish today judged that England will beat Italy on Saturday.