A football world cup This is the perfect competition of nations. Controversies aside – Qatar World Cup In this sense, it is a constant – this is a date marked in red by all lovers of the sport. But beyond the results like unforgettable moments the Hand of God Maradona’s anyone The date Spain was declared champion-, unusual football players and a long etc. 1966 you can’t miss pet.
There were all kinds, and some were very curious. or of great importance for the moment the world is in. ElPlural.com reviews all the mascots of football world cups.
La’eeb, the mascot of the World Cup in Qatar
Undoubtedly, one of the most striking figures at the World Cup held in Qatar is its mascot. La’eeb is her name, so “talented player” In Arabic, this is a keffiyeh anyone kefyathat is, the traditional scarf of the Middle East and Arabia with a pleasant and childlike appearance.
character frompet universe” is a creatively imaginative place where it comes to engage fans of all ages in the experience surrounding the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA also highlights his “young spirit” and how he radiates “joy and confidence” wherever he goes.
Encountering the well-known ghost Casper, La’eeb was introduced at the tournament’s opening ceremony in Doha. There, we were able to see him physically as he was. Created by Carros de Foc, a company from AlicanteIt is located in San Vicente del Raspeig.
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— Jesus Villar (@jesusjvillar) 20 November 2022
Other football world cup mascots
If there is something that always draws attention, not only in World Cups, but also in sports competitions… Olympic Games and other sporting events are pets. These friendly attendees are sometimes as important or more than the players themselves. It’s also common in the football world, just look at our league to understand: Betis and Palmerín, the Indian raccoon of Atlético de Madrid; and many other clubs.
Something similar happens in World Cups, and that is mascots being the watchword of World Cups. Many of these companions wear something unique to their host country, and they all have their own story or become famous for something specific. That’s why we study world mascots. 66 from England Qatar to the present.
Willie, the lion of England 1966: the first mascot
Willy He can boast of being the first mascot of a world cup. With the elasticity of the national team, the birthplace of football could not create a character other than the lion (there are three in the English shield).
The project manager was country artist Reg Hoye. It wasn’t easy as Willie beat two other lions and a boy vying to be the mascot of that World Cup. In his case, this non-wild animal, strain and English nobilityBesides the force and bravery of football players.
On the sweeter side of the story: inspired by the author’s sonlion The most curious one: that’s the lion’s fur mane you eat The one that The Beatles made fashionable and that many players wore to matches.
Mexican 70 mascot Juanito
Brazil is the team with the most World Cups. Therefore, there are five stars engraved on his shield. The third was obtained on Mexican soil and Juanito was a witness. Who was Juanito? Well, the most famous kid of the moment.
It is worth noting that children have been repeatedly turned into world mascots because of the values they represent. One of them was this little boy, a reduced version of Juan, and a large typical Mexican hat. The name is also not unimportant, as it is very common in Latin American countries.
Tip and Tap, children of Germany 1974
tip and tap They were also two children who reinforced the idea of Mexico 70. One was tall and blond, the other was short and dark-haired twins. two germany (one from the east and one from the west), then separated. Both wore white T-shirts and black trousers still common in German clothing, and tradebecause he even carried beer glasses.
Gauchito, Argentine football player 78
world cup in argentina It was not without controversy.because the country was under a military dictatorship. Gauchito Although his official name is Mundialito, he was the mascot of the 1978 Football World Cup. Gaucho’s typical clothes (hat and scarf wrapped around his neck, carrying a talero) but yes, the Argentinian shirt couldn’t be missing from his outfit. It was chosen from among the suggestions of the cartoonists in the studio of Manuel García Ferré, where many comic and animated characters were created.
Naranjito, the catchy mascot of Spain 82
Today small orange Especially in our country – it remains to be commemorated and is the emblem of many items and articles of clothing. Without further progress, the current coach of Spain, Luis Enrique, showed the shirt a few days ago this funny fruit
Naranjito is the face of Valencia orange, one of the most emblematic products of our gastronomy. Authors (Maria Dolores Salto Y José Maria Martin Pacheco), charged a million old pesetas for royalties, not knowing that the benefits would be up to 200 times greater. It may sound strange, but Naranjito was not widely accepted.
As a result, they tried to make the most of the character, to the point where this fun mascot had a girlfriend. clementine. Also, RTVE is a cartoon It was premiered in the year of the World Cup, in which Naranjito is the hero.
Mexico’s mascot Pique 86
Mexico re-hosted it 16 years later without changing the theme of its mascot too much. Not a kid this time but pepper (a typical dish of the country) with a mustache and a Mariachi hat to spice up the competition.
Abstract character from Ciao, Italy 1990
Goodbye It is one of the most used words in the Mediterranean country. The mascot of that World Cup was also famous in the ’90s, strange thing, yes and that didn’t convince everyone.
The team’s companion on this journey (where Germany eventually arrived) was an inanimate object. It looked a little like a Rubik’s cube. who was touching the ball.
Striker, the soccer dog of the USA 94
striker He was the World Cup mascot created by the largest animation brand relative to others, and the studios Warner Bros. They are behind it. He is the second leading dog in a FIFA World Cup, in this case the stars and stripes are elastic and they have a ball under their feet.
Footix, rooster of France 98
When creating France, he considered the country’s iconic animal. footprint, cockerel. Designed by Fabrice Pialot after winning a competition among prestigious French agencies and with a name chosen in a population survey, this red and blue rooster combines the ‘Foot’ for football and the ‘ix’ suffix in its nomenclature. well-known comic character asterix Gaul
Ato, Kaz and Nik, Korea-Japan Spheriks 2002
This World Cup The unfortunate memory of the Spanish National Team he had three pets: a coach, Ato (yellow) and two football players, Kaz (purple) and Nik (light blue). They were characters made of energy playing Atmoball, a fictional sport similar to football. They starred in the animated series spheres.
Goleo VI and cannon from Pille, Germany 2006
Goleo VI, commonly referred to as the Goleo, is a lion dressed in a white T-shirt with the number “06” on it, referring to the year the World Cup was held. character created by company jim hensonknown for his puppets Sesame Street– It was always accompanied by the talking ball with its own name: Pille. goaleo It was criticized for its design and not being an animal representative of Germany.mostly from England, the perfect sporting rival of the German team.
Zakumi, the green-haired leopard from South Africa 2010
This time pet good luck to spain. Zakumi gets his name from his union. “ZA” ( ISO code for South Africa) Y “kumi” (name word number ten in various African languages). The green and yellow colors of the mascot represent the South African National Team. The motto of the “brave and cunning” character is “Zakumi plays fair” and he becomes a football player after learning to play with other animals and have adventures in the nature reserve where he lives.
Fuleco, Brazil’s armadillo 2014
Fuleco is a Brazilian three-banded armadillo and combines the name “football” and “ecology”. It is a friendly and sociable animal that supports environmental protection. He also has his own song Tatu Bom De Bola.
Zabivaka of Russia 2018
Kurt Zabivaka (“marker”) Russia defeated a tiger and a cat in the World Cup mascot voting. According to the character description, this russian wolf with sports glasses he “always plays sportsmanship, values his teammates and respects his opponents”.
These are all the mascots that exist, from the World Cup in England 66 to the current one in Qatar. Which one is your favourite? Do you have a special love for any of them?
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