10 Mascotes das últimas 10 Copas do Mundo FIFA

10 Mascots of the last 10 World Cup FIFA
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 frequently one or more anthropomorphic characters targeted at children with cartoon shows and other merchandise released to coincide with the competition.

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Tip and Tap - West Germany 1974

Two boys wearing Germany kits, with the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup) and number 74.


GauchitoArgentina 1978

A boy wearing Argentina's kit. His hat (with the words ARGENTINA '78), neckerchief and whip are typical of gauchos.

Naranjito - Spain 1982

An orange, a typical fruit in Spain, wearing the kit of the host's national team. Its name comes from naranja, Spanish for orange, and the diminutive suffix "-ito".

Pique - Mexico 1986

A jalapeño pepper, characteristic of Mexican cuisine, with a moustache and wearing a sombrero. Its name comes from picante, Spanish for spicy peppers and sauces.

Ciao - Italy 1990

A stick figure player with a football head and an Italian tricolore body. Its name is an Italian greeting.

Striker, the World Cup Pup - United States 1994

A dog, a common US pet animal, wearing a red, white and blue football uniform with the words "USA 94".

Footix - France 1998

A rooster, one of the national symbols of France, with the words "FRANCE 98" on the chest. Its body is mostly blue, like the host's national team shirt and its name is a portmanteau of "football" and the ending "-ix" from the popular Astérix comic strip.[citation needed] Other proposed names were "Raffy", "Houpi" and "Gallik".

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

Orange, purple and blue (respectively) futuristic, computer-generated creatures. Collectively members of a team of "Atmoball" (a fictional football-like sport), Ato is the coach while Kaz and Nik are players. The three individual names were selected from shortlists by users on the Internet and at McDonald's outlets in the host countries.

Goleo VI,  known as Goleo, and Pille - Germany 2006
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A lion wearing a Germany shirt with the number 06 and a talking football named Pille. Goleo is a portmanteau of the words "goal" and "leo", the Latin word for lion. In Germany, "Pille" is a colloquial term for a football.

Zakumi - South Africa 2010

Zakumi is a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010. Zakumi's green and gold colors represent South African national sports' teams colors. His name comes from "ZA", for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means "ten" in various African languages.

Fuleco - Brazil 2014

The three-banded armadillo Fuleco is a portmanteau of the words "Futebol" ("Football") and "Ecologia" ("Ecology").

Source: http://en.mascot.fifa.com/friends.php
               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_mascot

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