FIFA World Cup mascot


FIFA World Cup mascot

Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot. "World Cup Willie", the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot, and one of the first mascots to be associated with a major sporting competition. The mascot designs show some representing a characteristic feature (costume, flora, fauna, etc) of the host country.

The World Cup mascot is mostly targeted at children with cartoon shows and other merchandise released to coincide with the competition.

ee also

*UEFA European Football Championship mascot

External links

* [http://www.hispaniconline.com/sports&/world_cup/mascots.html Hispanic Magazine: World Cup Mascots]
* [http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/e/mascot.html Information on "Goleo VI" and "Pille"]
* [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/mascot/index.html Official FIFA web page on Zakumi]


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