A WORLD CUP supercomputer has predicted heartbreak for England in Qatar.
The Three Lions are expected to top Group B ahead of Iran, USA and Wales.
Next Gareth Southgate’s side are tipped to beat Senegal in the second round, with the African champions predicted to finish second in their group behind the Netherlands.
But the latter stages could prove very tricky with a supercomputer simulation run by Lord Ping predicting England to lose to France in the quarter-final.
The reigning champions boast stars such as Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema and could prove too much for England.
Even if England can beat Les Bleus they still face a massive effort to claim the trophy.
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The supercomputer expects the winner of England vs France to take on Germany in the semi-final, with Brazil and Argentina also predicted to make the last four.
Brazil would meet England in the final if the Three Lions make it that far, after beating top teams like Spain and Uruguay along the way.
The England team flies out to Qatar today after being given a royal send-off by Prince William.
And though the supercomputer has not tipped the side for success, Lionel Messi thinks they are the team to beat.
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He claims there are three teams with a better chance of winning the World Cup than his Argentina side.
Messi said: “The candidates are always the same. There are a few surprises but in general, the big teams are the candidates.
“Above the rest? Brazil, France, England. Today, they are a little above the rest but anything can happen.”