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.
– 1970 – Mexico World Cup: Juanito
If it’s Mexico, he must have a sombrero, right?
– 1974 – World Cup Germany: Tip Tap
The two mascots represented East and West Germany. Both took part in the competition.
– 1978 – Argentina World Cup: Gauchito
As usual, the boy with the characteristics of part of the local population was used.
– 1982 – World Cup in Spain: Naranjito
This marked the introduction of a fruit as a 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.
– 1990 – Italian World Cup: Ciao
Here, the brand was in geometric shape.
– 1994 – United States of America World Cup: Strikers
In America, the choice was for a charismatic dog.
– 1998 – French World Cup: Footix
Around here, the rooster who already had a very good identity with the French.
– 2002 – South Korea/Japan World Cup: Rounded: Eto, Kaz and Niko
No element from our planet. The mascots in this cup were three aliens.
– 2006 – World Cup in Germany: Goleo Vik
With a talking ball, the lion figure returns.
– 2010 – South Africa World Cup: Zakumi
No, it was not a lion, but an African leopard, a typical local animal.
– 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.
– 2018 – World Cup Russia: Zabyevka
In search of animals that represent each nation, in Russia we rely on the wolf.