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.
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.