London Zoo’s ‘mystic meerkats’ predict England to beat Italy in Euros Final

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A group of "mystic meerkats" at London Zoo have predicted England will beat Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.

The meerkats, named Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Tamu, Tyson and new arrivals Kane and Sterling, have correctly predicted England to beat Germany, Ukraine and Denmark leading up to the showpiece.

A zoo keeper planted England and Italy flags in the ground and the meerkats' task was to knock one down.

After around five minutes, the Three Lions were chosen as victors.

England will play Italy on Sunday at Wembley in the host nation's first major final since they won the World Cup in 1966.

Animals have been used in the past to predict the outcome of football matches.

A German octopus shot to fame during the 2010 World Cup when he successfully predicted the outcome of eight matches.

He performed his trick by choosing a mussel from one of two boxes bearing the flags of competing nations.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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