Wolf Elected as official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia
Wolf has been elected as the official mascot chosen in a public vote for the 2018 world cup coming up in Russia. In a bid to making the world cup a memory one, the host nation decided to go on a public vote for mascot.
The public voted different mascots for the world football tournament. They have decided to go with a wolf. The choice was made through an online poll in the host nation, with the result broadcast on live TV.
Name of Wolf
The wolf’s name is “Zabivaka,” which means “one who scores” in Russian. It was presented during a popular late-night show on Pervy Kanal State Television.
Other options for mascot were cat and tiger, but they were no match for the wolf, who scored 53 percent of the votes ahead of the tigar and cat mascots respectively. Although the tiger gained the support of almost 27 percent which was no match to the wolf. The cat received about 20 percent vote.
More than one million people voted in the contest, following what FIFA said was “the most engaging creative process” for selecting an official mascot in its history. This is simply the first of it’s kind.
Consequently, Russia will host the World Cup from June 14th through July 15th, 2018. While matches are to take place in 11 cities including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Sochi.
The world is expecting to watch a more thrilling and entertaining football fiesta come Russia 2018.