Russia has chosen a wolf, named “Zabivaka”, as the mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Zabivaka, which in Russian means “one who scores”, designed by student Ekaterina Bocharova.
A public voting was launched on September 23 on FIFA’s official website and social networks on Thursday. Fans were asked to choose between a wolf, a cat and a tiger in a cosmonaut suit in the online poll, which attracted 1 million votes according to FIFA. On Friday, people could also cast their votes for a mascot on the Channel One’s official website, reports Tass.
The public voting was announced live in the “Vecherny Urgant” TV programme on Channel One on Saturday.