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  • Tuesday, October 25th 2016 - 11:34 UTC

    Russia chooses wolf Zabivaka as the 2018 World Cup Mascot

    The mascot designed by student Ekaterina Bocharova was announced live on Russia’s Channel 1 with guest star and Ronaldo and chairman Vitaly Mutko.

    A strong social media push propelled a wolf named Zabivaka to victory in the mascot race for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Zabivaka, or ‘the one who scores’ in Russian, received more than 530,000 votes, nearly doubling the second-place finisher the tiger. A cat received the fewest votes in the three-mascot race.