Throughout the years, there are have been a number of different mascots for the FIFA World Cups. The mascots all started with the World Cup Willie in England in 1966. Four years later, when the next world cup begins, Mexico introduced its mascot for the World Cup as Juanito. It was a boy. In West Germany in 1974, their mascot was called Tip and Tap and that mascot were two boys and they were wearing Germany outfits.
It wasn’t until 1994 when the United States changed the mascot to an animal which was a dog. It was known as Striker. In Russia, 2018, the mascot was called Zabivaka. It was a wolf. The wolf wore a blue and white shirt and red shorts.
The official mascot of the 2018 World Cup is Zabivaka. There is an actual meaning to this word. Zabikava means, “The one who scores.” It is only fitting that all of the players would like to score while they are playing games. This wolf mascot is known to be funny, friendly, and confident. These are some of the attributes that players are expected to exhibit during the whole duration of the tournament.
This mascot is expected to become even more popular as the days go by. The more people who become familiar with the mascot, the more that it will be checked through its official Facebook page. This is one mascot that will entertain the crowds during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.