- Title: Mystic meerkats pick England for Euro 2020 glory
- Date: 9th July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 8, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MYSTIC MEERKATS EATING CRICKETS BY ENGLAND AND ITALY FLAGS ZOOKEEPER PLACING HERBS NEXT TO ENGLAND AND ITALY FLAGS MEERKATS MEERKAT PICKING ENGLAND FLAG
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2021 08:46
- Keywords: Azzurri England vs Italy Euro 2020 Three Lions meerkats mystic meerkats
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001EL4BYOP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A group of so-called "mystic meerkats" at London Zoo have picked England to beat Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday (July 11).
A zookeeper planted England and Italy flags in the ground and the meerkats' task was to knock one down. It took them about five minutes to choose England.
England will play Italy 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.
(Production: Will Russell / Ben Makori)
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