Russia 2018: World Cup mascot Zabivaka the wolf unveiled in Moscow

• Wolf receives 53% of votes in online poll
• Zabivaka’s name means ’the one who scores’ in Russian

Russia have unveiled their mascot for the 2018 World Cup – Zabivaka the wolf.

Zabivaka, whose name means “the one who scores” in Russian is described as “charming, confident and social” and has “always dreamt of becoming a football star”, received 53% of the one million votes in a Fifa poll, beating competition from a tiger who got 27% and cat which collected 20%. He was developed by student designer Ekaterina Bocharova.

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