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    Wolf Becomes Official Mascot of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

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    A wolf has become the official mascot of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will take place in Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The mascot was chosen as a result of the popular vote in the country. It was unveiled during a live TV broadcast on the Russian television.

    Nearly 53 percent of votes were given to the wolf, while the tiger gained the support of almost 27 percent, and the cat received about 20 percent.

    Over a million people are said to have taken part in the voting.

    Other options for the World Cup 2018 mascots were a cat and a tiger.

    Russian cities of Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg will host FIFA World Cup 2018 to last from June 14 through July 15, 2018.

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