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FIFA World Cup Mascots

Official FIFA World Cup Mascots List
Each of the official FIFA world cup mascots is a different figure. In addition, the mascot artwork depicts a feature of the host nation, such as its nature, animals, or culture.
World Cup Willie, one of the first mascots to be linked with a big tournament, established this tradition, which debuted at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The design uses one or more realistic creatures from cartoons and young goods.

World Cup Willie (1966, England)

A lion, a traditional British mascot, sporting a shirt bearing the words “WORLD CUP” and the Union Flag. This was created by freelance Reg Hoye, a children’s book designer.

mascot of the England 1966 World Cup

The figure was the subject of a comic strip by Bill Titcombe. Lonnie Donegan Jr. remixed the promotional song that his father, Lonnie Donegan, initially sang in 2014. 

Juanito (1970, Mexico)

mascot of the Mexico 1970 World cup

A young man wears a Mexican uniform and a hat (with the words “MEXICO 70”). His name is a Spanish short form of the popular name “Juan.”

Tip and Tap (1974, West Germany)

mascots of the West Germany 1974 World Cup

Two youngsters are sporting German uniforms bearing the number 74 and the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup).

Gauchito (1978, Argentina)

mascot of the Argentina World Cup

A kid is sporting the Argentina uniform. His hooded cape, whip, and cap, which bear the words Argentina ’78, are typical of gauchos.

Naranjito (1982, Spain)

mascot of the Spain 1982 World Cup

An orange, a common fruit in Spain, wears the home nation’s uniform. Its name combines the diminutive suffix “-it” and the Spanish word for orange, Naranja.

Pique (1986, Mexico)

mascot of the Mexico 1986 World Cup

A top hat, mustache-sporting jalapeno pepper, a staple of Mexican cuisine. Its name is derived from the Spanish word Picante, which means hot or sour.

Ciao (1990, Italy)

Ciao Italy mascot

A football player sticks man with an Italian Tricolore body and a stick figure head. Its name is a salutation in Italian.

Striker (1994, United States)

Striker mascot united state

She is also Known As the World Cup Pupa. The dog is a popular pet in the United States, with the words “USA 94” on its red, white, and blue football shirt.

Footix (1998, France)

Footix mascot fifa world cup

A cockerel, one of France’s national icons, bearing the letters “FRANCE 98” on its chest served as the World Cup’s mascot in 1998. Its name is a mixture of the words “football” and the ending “-ix,” a name suffix common among the Gauls. Its body is blue, like the home team’s jersey. Other names were “Raffy,” “Houpi,” and “Gallik.”

Ato, Kaz, and Nik (2002, South Korea/Japan)

Future-looking, computer-generated orange, purple, and blue animals served as the 2002 World Cup’s mascots.

Ato, Kaz and Nik mascot

Ato is the coach of a fictional football-like sports team called “Atmoball,” while Kaz and Nik are the players. Internet users and McDonald’s restaurants in the host nations chose the three names from shortlists.

Goleo & Pillie (2006, Germany)

A talking football named Pille and a lion sporting a Germany jersey with the number 06 served as the official mascots of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Goleo and Pillie mascot

The term “goleo” is a combination of the Latin word for lion, “Leo,” with the word “goal.” A football is known as a “Pille” in German slang.

Zakumi (2010, South Africa)

Zakumi, a panther common to South Africa, has green hair and is dressed in clothing that reads South Africa 2010.

Zakumi mascot

The color of the South African national sports team is symbolized by Zakumi’s green and gold. His name is a mix of “ZA,” which stands for South Africa, and “Kumi,” which in several African languages refers to the number 10.

Fuleco (2014, Brazil)

A Brazilian three-banded turtle with the words “Brasil 2014” on a white T-shirt featured as the mascot of the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

Fuleco mascot 2014

The sole endangered species in Brazil, the three-banded armadillo, is showcased by choice of Fuleco by drawing attention to the country’s rich biodiversity. The word “Fuleco” is a mix of the phrase “Ecologia” and “Futebol,” or “football” (“Ecology”).

Zabivaka (2018, Russia)

Zabivaka mascot

The Goalscorer, a wolf whose name translates from Russian, served as the 2018 World Cup mascot. Zabivaka is outfitted in red shorts and a T-shirt with the words “Russia 2018” printed on it in blue and white. The mascot was chosen through online voting, and the color palette is that of the Russian squad.

La’eeb (2022, Qatar)

La'eeb mascot

A floating white keffiyeh with eyes wide open, brows, and lips. La’eeb, an Arabic term that means “super-skilled player,” is the mascot’s name.

Buffalo (2016, North America)

According to some resources, three different mascots were leaked for the FIFA world cup 2026. As we know, the World Cup 2026 will hosts by three countries, the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

World Cup 2026 mascots

So there are three different mascots, Uncle Same from the USA, A Buffalo from Canada, and Cactus from Mexico. But these mascots are still not officially confirmed by FIFA.

Aqeel Ahmad
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