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Zabivaka, the mascot
Zabivaka (RussianЗабива́ка) is the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia. The mascot was unveiled on 21 October 2016. Representing an anthropomorphic wolf with brown and white wool T-shirt with the words "RUSSIA 2018" with orange sport glasses. The combination of white, blue and red T-shirt and shorts are the national colors of the Russian team.
The student designer is Ekaterina Bocharova, and the mascot was selected by Internet voting.


The election results were announced on 22 October 2016, in the Evening Urgant on the Channel One Russia. Wolf, named Zabivaka, scored 53% of the vote, ahead of Tiger (27%). Cat, with 20% of the vote, was the third. More than one million people participated in the voting, which took place during September 2016 in the FIFA platforms, as well as during the live broadcast on Channel One, where the results of creative competition were announced.[1]

See also


  1. Jump up^ "Wolf chosen as 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot and named Zabivaka" (Press release). FIFA. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.

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FIFA World Cup mascot

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