FIFA World Cup 2018 Official Mascot is a Wolf

On Oct 21, 2016, FIFA has chosen the Official Mascot for World Cup 2018 Russia. The Mascot has been named Zabivaka a Wolf which means the one who scores. The Mascot Wolf has been represented with brown and white wool T-shirt which has named Russia 2018 on it. The color of Mascot has been selected from Russian National Football Team dress. The White, Red, Blue and Orange is their national team dress color.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Mascot Named Zabivaka A Wolf

On Sep 2016, a campaign has been started to decide who will become the Official Mascot of FIFA World 2018 Russia out 3 characters Cat, Wolf, & Tiger. This trio has been highlighted at annual Circle of Light Moscow International Festival at the iconic Moscow State University. 

The decision for who will be the Mascot for 2018 World Cup is taken by Russian Fans by Online voting and that was unveiled on 21 Oct 2016. 51,000 Russian fans take part in this only survey to decide the Mascot for 2018 World Cup. 

A Russian Student named Ekaterina Bocharova has designed the Wolf character. On 22nd Oct, 2016, The result of online voting has been published with 53% Votes went to Wolf (Zabivaka) then Tiger 27% and Cat 20%. More than 1 million votes has been count for this decision


FIFA World Cup Mascot History:

World CupMascot(s) NameDescription
England
1966
World Cup WillieA lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom.
Mexico
1970
JuanitoA boy wearing Mexico's kit and a sombrero.
West Germany
1974
Tip and TapTwo boys wearing Germany kits, with the letters WM.
Argentina
1978
GauchitoA boy wearing Argentina's kit. 
Spain
1982
NaranjitoAn orange, a typical fruit in Spain, wearing the kit of the host's national team.
Mexico
1986
PiqueA jalapeƱo pepper, characteristic of Mexican cuisine, with a mustache and wearing a sombrero.
Italy
1990
CiaoA stick figure player with a football head and an Italian tri-color body.
United States
1994
Striker,
the World Cup Pup
A dog, a common US pet animal, wearing a red, white and blue soccer uniform with the words "USA 94".
France
1998
FootixA cockerel, one of the national symbols of France
South Korea/Japan
2002
AtoKaz and Nik (The Spheriks)Orange, purple and blue (respectively) futuristic, computer-generated creatures. 
Germany
2006
Goleo VI
Sidekick: Pille
A lion wearing a Germany shirt with the number 06
South Africa 2010ZakumiZakumi is a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa
Brazil
2014
FulecoBrazilian three-banded armadillo
Russia
2018
ZabivakaA wolf with a name translating from Russian like The Goalscorer.