ENGLAND are now the fourth favourites to win the World Cup, according to a supercomputer.
The Three Lions’ chances of achieving glory in Qatar have been boosted following their 6-2 demolition of Iran on Monday.
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The thrashing was England’s best ever start to a World Cup campaign, while rivals Argentina and Germany both got off to a losing start.
Gareth Southgate’s side have now been given a 9.2 per cent chance of winning the World Cup – up from 7.6 per cent.
As a result they have jumped from being seventh favourites to fourth favourites behind Brazil, France and the Netherlands.
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England are now expected to progress to the quarter-finals by beating Ecuador in the second round.
They have been given a 60.9 per cent chance of beating the South Americans and a 32.8 per cent probability of winning against France after that, up from 29.1 per cent.
If England beat Les Blues they are tipped to play Belgium in the semi-final and Brazil in the final.
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England face USA next at 7pm today and another win could see their probability of a World Cup win increased even further.