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Brazil releases World Cup 2014 mascot

2012-09-18 06:38:51 GMT2012-09-18 14:38:51(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

(Photo source: cri.cn)

(Photo source: cri.cn)

(Photo source: cri.cn)

(Photo source: cri.cn)

Spain had Naranjito the smiling orange in 1982,now Brazil have chosen an endangered armadillo as the mascot for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA said the mascot, unveiled by former Brazil striker Ronaldo during a television programme late on Sunday, represented the three-banded armadillo, an endangered species indigenous to Brazil. FIFA said a vote would be held to choose the mascot's name. 

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