Meet all the tournament mascots

Meet all the tournament mascots

Each edition of the World Cup is composed of several elements responsible for creating a unique atmosphere. One of them, which is the symbol of each tournament, is the mascot. The figure representing Qatar has not yet been released, but we can check which ones were last.

– 1966 – England World Cup: Willie

There were no mascots from 1930 to 1962. Willie’s birth was inspired by the lion that represents Great Britain.

world cup mascot

– 1970 – Mexico World Cup: Juanito

If it’s Mexico, he must have a sombrero, right?

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1974 – World Cup Germany: Tip Tap

The two mascots represented East and West Germany. Both took part in the competition.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1978 – Argentina World Cup: Gauchito

As usual, the boy with the characteristics of part of the local population was used.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1982 – World Cup in Spain: Naranjito

This marked the introduction of a fruit as a mascot.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1986 – Mexico World Cup: Pick

Back in Mexico, sombrero remained and was a signature dish addition to black pepper, a signature dish in local cuisine.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1990 – Italian World Cup: Ciao

Here, the brand was in geometric shape.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1994 – United States of America World Cup: Strikers

In America, the choice was for a charismatic dog.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 1998 – French World Cup: Footix

Around here, the rooster who already had a very good identity with the French.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 2002 – South Korea/Japan World Cup: Rounded: Eto, Kaz and Niko

No element from our planet. The mascots in this cup were three aliens.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 2006 – World Cup in Germany: Goleo Vik

With a talking ball, the lion figure returns.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 2010 – South Africa World Cup: Zakumi

No, it was not a lion, but an African leopard, a typical local animal.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 2014 – Brazil World Cup: Fuleco

Around here, we have a feature of the three-banded armadillo aimed at raising awareness, as it is an endangered species.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

– 2018 – World Cup Russia: Zabyevka

In search of animals that represent each nation, in Russia we rely on the wolf.

world cup mascot

world cup mascot

Source: fifa.com/transfermarket.com/goal.com

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