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Low expectations for England ahead of World Cup

An optimistic few think England stand a chance of winning World Cup in Rio de Janeiro as champions this July. In an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes, 3% of those surveyed think England are most likely to leave Brazil victorious.

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England fans have low expectations ahead of Brazil

Sad England fan Neil Renton after seeing England lose 2-1 to Brazil in a 2002 World Cup Quarter-Final match in Japan Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

The British public have low expectations about England's performance at the Brazil World Cup, a poll commissioned by ITV News has found.

According to the ITV News Index poll, carried out by ComRes, most people think England will be knocked out in the 2nd Round (28%) or Quarter Final (25%), in line with the team’s performance at the last four World Cup tournaments.

Around one-in-six (16%) people think that the most likely outcome is England being knocked out in the first group stage, a fate that has not befallen the team since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

Six percent of people think England will probably lose in the Semi Final, which last happened at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

ComRes interviewed 2,039 British adults online between 6th and 8th June 2014.

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