Zabivaka is the official mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament. In Russia, “Zabivaka” means “the one who scores“. The mascot is a wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence. Since 1966, each World Cup edition has its own mascot for the whole tournament. So this time there is a new mascot which is a wolf called Zabivaka. Let’s discuss more on this mascot.
What Is The Official Mascot Of 2018 FIFA World Cup?
Answer: Zabivaka [The Goalscorer]
On 21st October 2016, Russia unveiled Zabivaka as the official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2018. The wolf in the brown and white t-shirt with a text “Russia 2018” got maximum votes from the fans. Actually, White, Blue and Red colors are used for the uniform of Zabivaka that represents Russia flag colors.
Who designed this mascot?
A student designer Ekaterina Bocharova designed this mascot for the Football World Cup of 2018.
How was the mascot selected?
There were three initial mascots including Zabivaka. The other two were Tiger and Cat. Russia held internet voting to pick up one mascot from these three. On 22 October 2016, the results of the voting were disclosed on the Russian channel “Channel One Russia”. Based on voting, Zabivaka scored 53% of votes. Tiger and Cat got 27% and 20% of votes respectively.
- Zabivaka: 53% votes
- Tiger: 27% votes
- Cat: 20% votes
Voting ran during September 2016 on various platforms of FIFA as well as on live broadcast Channel One. According to voting results, more than one million people voted for the all mascots.
See also: FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy tour schedule
One more thing, Zabivaka was named only after the most engaging creative process for an official Mascot in the history of FIFA World Cup. You may like to see FIFA World Cup 2018 HD Wallpapers. Let’s have a look at some beautiful images of Zabivaka.