France, who secured their only World Cup crown on home turf in 1998, will face Belgium in the semi-finals, with the other match pitting England against Croatia.

"Every fifth respondent (21%) believes that France will become the winner," the pollster said in a statement.

England was named as the possible champions by 18% of the respondents, while 17% expect Croatia to claim the title. Surprisingly, Roberto Martinez's impressive Belgian side received the fewest votes, with 14%.

The phone survey was conducted among 1,600 respondents aged 18 or older on Sunday.