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Zabivaka's Ancestors: The Evolution of World Cup Mascots

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Zabivaka's Ancestors: The Evolution of World Cup Mascots
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FIFA World Cup championships have presented different mascots: most of them embody animals which embody the character of the host country, but there are also symbolic persons and even inanimate objects.

Sputnik guides you through the evolution of FIFA mascots, from England's Willie the Lion (1966), the first symbol of a World Cup, to Russia's Zabivaka the Wolf, set to entertain fans this summer.

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mascot, 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia, England
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