Waiting 4 years for the World Cup makes us feel really excited and it doesn’t matter where are we from, this international tournament makes almost everyone want to stay infront of the TV, just to know which team is going to be the winner, so that’s why we should watch every single game, those are pretty exciting because sometimes we get surprising results and we feel so excited as if we were in the host country.
These are the mascots of the World Cups since 196, taking costumes and characteristics of each host country. Get to know each one of them, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup mascots.
World Cup Willie, England, 1966
This little friend was known as Willie, was the first mascot of a World Cup and it was a lion who was footballer which is the traditional symbol of England.
Juanito, Mexico, 1970
Juanito was the mascot of the World Cup in 1970 and Mexico was the host country, this is a mexican kid with a big hat that is commonly used in that country.
Tip and Tap, Germany, 1974
Two children who are footballers were the mascots of the World Cup in Germany and we can see WM in one of their shirts and it stands for Weltmeisterschaft.
Gauchito Mundialito, Argentina, 1978
To represent Argentina, the mascot was a kid dressed as a Gaucho, it is a symbol of that country.
Naranjito, Spain, 1982
Orange is a typical fruit from Spain, that's why we saw a orange wearing the uniform of the national team.
Pique, Mexico, 1986
We all know how Mexican people enjoy eating spicy food and that's why their mascot was Pique with a big hat and also a great personality.
Ciao, Italy, 1990
Ciao had all the colors of the Italian flag, is a footballer, it is playing and is representing really well its country.
Striker, United States, 1994
This dog was a footballer, was introduced by the United States in 1944 as their mascot while they were the host country.
Footix, France, 1998
This mascot had the colors of the French flag, it it something that is traditional in France.
The Spheriks: Ato, South Korea-Japan, 2002
The Spheriks are creatures that have different colors that represents Japan, it was the official mascot of that year.
Kaz, South Korea-Japan, 2002
Each one of them had some characteristics that made them different and on of the most important was the color of each one.
Nik, South Korea-Japan, 2002
Those creatures are telling us about the culture of their country and what do they believe. They are so interesting.
Goleo VI, Germany, 2006
This ia s lion waring a Germany shirt with the number six and talking football named Pille. His name is because of "goal" and "leo".
Pille, Germnay, 2006
This was the ball who was part of Goleo mascot for Germany World Cup and many people told that it was not something related to Germany.
Zakumi, South Africa, 2010
Zakumi is an African leopard, a common animal that can be found in South Africa, it had green hair and was wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010.
Fuleco, Brazil, 2014
A Brazilian armadillo and was wearing a white T-shirt reading "Brazil 2014". The name Fuleco was because of the words "Futebol" and "Ecologia".
Zabivaka, Russia, 2018
This is a wolf with a name that can be translated as The Goalscorer. The color combination is because of the Russian team.
Karla Kick, Germany, 2011
A smiling cat was the mascot of the FIFA Women's world cup in 2011 and Germany was the host country.
Shueme, Canada, 2015
For the Women's World Cup in 2015 was in Canada, the mascot was a great white owl, her name derives from chouette, French for owl.
Ettie, France, 2019
This is going to be a chicken, she is the daughter of Footix, 1998 World Cup mascot.