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Mystic pig in Sussex predicts a Uruguay win

Porker predicts a Uruguay win Credit: Drusillas Park

Porker the Prediction Pig from Drusillas Park in East Sussex, has indicated that Uruguay will be the winner in their World Cup match against England.

The mystic pig dribbled his way out from the penalty box towards two fodder-filled buckets; one flying the flag of England and the other adorning the colours of Uruguay.

The goal was that Porker would predict the winning team based on which bucket he pigged out on first. Drusillas park say he has 'a 100% success rate having never predicted the outcome of any other match in his life'.

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England fans get ready for the game against Uruguay

With England playing their second World Cup match tomorrow night, fans are getting into the spirit of things and showing their support for the team.

Jeff Rolls, who was told his flag supporting England in the Euro 2012 championships was too noisy, has gone bigger and better for the World Cup!

Jeff Rolls with his huge flag in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls
The big flag outside a pub in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has also gone World Cup crazy and decked out the whole of the pub with flags and football shirts, as well as putting down green "turf".

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has gone World Cup crazy! Credit: Diane Branch

They've also managed to bring a bit of Rio to Hampshire and created Copacabana beach in the back garden with 60 tonnes of sand!

60 tonnes of sand helped to create a beach volleyball court in the pub's garden Credit: Diane Branch

England fan has close shave with Steven Gerrard

Stevie G makes a special appearance Credit: Daren Terry

Footy fan Kai Ward has shown how he is backing England in the World Cup by having an image of Steven Gerrard shaved into the back of his head.

Let's hope we can beat Uruguay!! Credit: Daren Terry

Kai Ward, from Bognor Regis, had his close shave with the England captain after he visited stylist Daren Terry.

England fan Kai Ward Credit: Daren Terry

After the defeat against Italy the taxi driver will be hoping that that the team are a cut above the rest when they face Uruguay.

Football fans across the South get in World Cup spirit

Alfie Boare, from Hampshire, in his England gear ahead of the match at the weekend Credit: Natalie Boare

Following England's start in the World Cup on Saturday night, you've been sharing with us how you were celebrating - and commiserating - during the football match.

A whole family in Old Wives Lees supported the England football team Credit: Sarah Topley-Dixon
A young boy enjoyed the England World Cup matches Credit: Chloe Ann Rankin
These fans adorned themselves with the England flag - even on their face Credit: Stuart Welby
A young England fan was excited about the football Credit: Carla Ross

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Your pictures as you watched England in the World Cup

Patriotic Huskies Credit: Jolene Hammond

England may have lost 2-1 to Italy in the World Cup opener but these huskies are backing the team all the way.

Making a splash for England Credit: Lisa Hodgson

Will this lot be drowning their sorrows after England's defeat to Italy?

Hair raising Credit: Steff Aburrow

England's game with Itlay was hair raising for Steff Aburrow from Chichester

A dog's life Credit: Stuart Weeby

It's a dog's life watching England play. This group from Margate had high expectations.

Come on England Credit: Genny Jones

Genny Jones from Gravesend is staying happy, convinced England will pull through.

Brighton to host England game

It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.

It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.

Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.

BREAKING NEWS: Kent cricketer to lead England

James Tredwell Credit: PA

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of tonight's second Twenty20 international against New Zealand, meaning James Tredwell will lead the side.

Morgan, who was deputising as skipper with Stuart Broad rested, has suffered a hand injury and England will now turn to Kent spinner Tredwell as a third option.

England call up for Saints skipper

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana has admitted he thought Southampton manager Nigel Adkins was having a laugh when he told the youngster he had been called up by England.

The 24-year-old was one of three players called up by Roy Hodgson following a spate of withdrawals from his squad to face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley tomorrow.

Lallana was one following an encouraging start to the season, except he did not quite believe it.

"I didn't think the gaffer was being serious when he called to tell me this morning,"Lallana told www.saintsfc.co.uk.

"I was at home about to head into the training ground when he called - I must have asked if he was having me on a dozen times!

"I'm totally shocked to be honest."

Named Saints' skipper this summer on their return to the Premier League, Lallana has represented England at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.

And whilst he realises it is a long shot that he will make his debut tomorrow, he is delighted with the recognition.

"It's such a proud accomplishment to be called up to play for your country at any level, but to be called into the senior side is probably the proudest moment of my career so far," he said.

"It is every player's dream to represent your country at the top level.

"I'm realistic in accepting I might not be that heavily involved, but the fact that I will be around such experienced international players is something I am really excited about."

Lallana will link up with former team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who featured in Friday's 5-0 defeat of Moldova in Chisinau.

And as Walcott is another Southampton old-boy, clearly the south coast outfit are doing something right.

"It reflects really well on the club," Lallana said.

"It shows just how far Southampton has come to have an English player represented at national level.

"We have a lot of talented young English players here and I'm sure that I won't be the last person to represent our country."

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