What has been World Cup Mascot? Shortly after Qatar 2022, each character becomes the emblem of the host country. In this note we present a complete list mascot of every football world cup from 1966 with Willie to La’eeb, as we show you the historic athlete enshrined in sculpture.
There have been more than five decades in which FIFA has had the leading talisman for every country hosting events that celebrate world football. Other popular mascots are Naranjito from Spain 82, Ciao from Italy 90, Fuleco from Brazil 2014 and Zabivaka from Russia 2018.
Participation of mascot in every World Cup contribute to the development of the identity of the host country and the presentation of cultural activities that excite thousands of football fans.
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Willie – Inglaterra 1966
The first World Cup mascot was Willielion from England 1966 who wears a shirt with the British flag and the words “World Cup” on the chest.
Willie represented his country’s traditional symbol in international football’s biggest tournament and set the bar very high for many of his successors.
Juanito – Mexico 1970
Following Willie’s trailblazer, come Juanitoa boy wearing the popular green El Tri shirt and a Mexican hat that reads “Mexico 70.
Juanito looked radiant and was the emblem of the first colored FIFA World Cup broadcast.
Tip and Tap – Germany 1974
The then Federal Republic of Germany retained the same theme as its predecessor. However, he used the figures of two children: one blond and the other short.
That Tips and Tap brother They wore the traditional white jerseys of the German football team. They represented the union of East Germany and West Germany, then separated.
Tips for carrying the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft: World Cup in Germany) and Tap wear the number 74. This charming duo highlight the image of unity and friendship that can continue 32 years after World War II.
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Gaucho – Argentina 1978
Gauchito He wore the uniform of the Argentine national team. His official name is Mundialito, but he is known as Gauchito for his traditional hat and small scarf.
Besides, his colorful hat says “Argentina 78. This is the third time the World Cup ‘mascot’ has worn his country’s costume.
Naranjito – Spain 1982
1982 World Cup featuring Naranjitoresplendent fruit in the colors of the Spanish national team.
Oranges are typical in Andalusia. So Naranjito, with his trademark smile, was chosen by the citizens to be the mascot of the biggest soccer tournament.
Pique – Mexico 1986
weird jalapeo pepper with charro cap is the mascot of the second World Cup hosted by Mexico in 1986.
“here he is annoyance, here is Pique”, was heard in the stadium. This Mexican mascot wears the inevitable Mexican mustache and continues the fruit and vegetable theme pioneered by Naranjito.
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Hello – Italy 1990
Ciao It was a humanoid figure formed by cubes and with the color of the flag Italy in 1990.
The name refers to the Italian greeting. This organization of European states marked a turning point, as the traditional image of the mascot was transformed into a more modern design.
Ciao is known as the first and only faceless pet to date (2022). It has a human position structure consisting of a cube in the colors of the Italian flag and a soccer ball on its head.
Stryker – United States 1994
In 1994 World Cupthe contest mascot is chosen by the public and is called Strikera friendly dog who wears his national team uniform and with the world tournament logo on his shirt.
This 1994 United States mascot represents effort, self-improvement, loyalty and teamwork. It was created by Warner Bros. Animation Studios.
Footix – France 1998
For 1998 World CupFrance recovers the essence of Willie with the national symbol par excellence: the Footix rooster, which wears the traditional colors of its flag.
Footix has become one of the most colorful mascots in the world: it has an intense blue body, a red head and a yellow beak.
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The Spheriks (Ato, Kaz and Nik) – Korea/Japan 2002
The presentation of the trio of mascots is a World Cup surprise 2002 World Cup: The Spheriks.
They are three brightly colored figures with futuristic characters, perfectly suited to the host country.
on your planet, Ato, Kaz and Nik they practice Atomball, a sport very similar to soccer. Ato is the coach, and Kaz and Nik are the players. Their names were chosen online and in McDonald’s stores in Korea and Japan.
Goleo VI and Pille – Germany 2006
score a goal It was a lion carrying his talking ball. pill and recognized as Willie’s brother.
This mascot represents a return to a more traditional way of symbolizing world football competition. His name consists of the expressions “Go, Go” and “Olé, olé”, in addition to the word ‘goal’.
Zakumi – South Africa 2010
That 2010 World Cup mascot in South Africa is Zakumia leopard whose hair was dyed green to blend in with the grass.
Denomination of Zakumi leopard It arose from the syllable composition of ‘za’ (an abbreviation for South Africa) and the word ‘kumi’, which means ’10’ in some African languages.
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Fuleco – Brazil 2014
choice of Armadillo Fuleco for him 2014 Brazil World Cup it was reached after a vote with Zuzeco and Amijubi.
Its name comes from ‘futeol’ and ‘ecology’. The Fuleco has a shell that protects it and evolved to represent Brazil’s natural beauty, such as the blue color representing the sky and the clear waters that surround the host country.
Zabivaka – Russia 2018
Zabivaka it is a wolf designed by student Ekaterina Bocharova and selected through internet voting.
Russia 2018 mascot is an anthropomorphic wolf who wears orange sports glasses, a white and blue shirt with the words ‘Russia 2018’ on it, and red shorts. The combination of shades symbolizes the uniform of the Russian national team.
La’eeb – Qatar 2022
The mascot for Qatar 2022 is called La’eeb. This name and form clearly refers to the Kufiya or blanket and agal with four straps worn on the head by the inhabitants of the Middle East.
Culturally, this scarf is traditional in the Middle East and is worn mainly in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Lebanon, southeastern Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, and even in Israel.
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