2014 World Cup

World Cup mascot named Fuleco

November 26, 2012
By Associated Press
SAO PAULO -- Brazilians selected the name "Fuleco" for the armadillo mascot for the 2014 World Cup after a three-month vote derided by fans as undemocratic.

FIFA said Sunday more than 1.7 million people in Brazil took part in the vote to select the name. The other choices were Zuzeco and Amijubi.

Polls across the country had shown the vast majority of Brazilians were not pleased with the names picked for public voting, and critics said organizers should have allowed fans to ...

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