FIFA World Cup official mascots are a series of unique characters for each event. The trend began ...
Zakumi. The mascot of the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup was Zakumi. He is a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010. Zakumi's green and gold colors represent South African national sports' team's colors.
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World Cup Willie was a lion, an animal synonymous with Britain and the English national side. The very first World Cup mascot, Willie was created by Reg Hoye, who is best known for illustrating some Enid Blyton books. World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 World Cup (Getty Images) 1970 – Mexico – Juanito.
The official mascot of the 2018 World Cup in Russia is a wolf called Zabivaka, which means "the one who scores" in Russian. The mascot wears red shorts and a blue and white T-shirt, the same colors as the Russian National team. The mascot was chosen after more than one million Russians voted on a poll on FIFA.com. Brazil 2014: Fuleco
In Russian, “ Zabivaka ” means “little scorer”. To wrap up our post, the other World Cup mascots were: Juanito (1970 Mexico), Tip and Tap (1974 Germany), Guachito Mundialito (Argentina 1978), Pique (1986 Mexico), The Spheriks (2002 Korea-Japan) and Goleo VI (2006 Germany). It might interest you...
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World Cup Willie (U.K., 1966) The first-ever World Cup mascot was also an animal, a lion clad in a Union Jack shirt. British freelance artist Reg Hoye designed the creature’s face to resemble his son, then 12 years old. Willie’s likeness graced a variety of merchandise, ranging from tea towels to bedspreads. 2 of 12.
After Willie began the period of children as mascots. For example, in 1970, in Mexico, it was Juanito and in 1974 the Germans chose the Tip and Tap brothers as representatives of the World Cup that culminated in the dream way: with a triumph in the final against Johan Cruyff’s “clockwork orange”.
1. Footix – France 1998. And now we come to the best of the bunch. Footix is an iconic mascot for any football fan, representing the 1998 France World Cup which the home nation won. He is a cockerel, which is a national symbol of France, while he is also donned in the team’s colours of mostly blue with a red trim.