Fans vote for wolf named Zabivaka as 2018 World Cup mascot
More than 1 million Russians voted to determine that Zabivaka would be the mascot for the 2018 World Cup.
MOSCOW — Russia has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup.
The wolf was chosen in online voting over two other mascot candidates — a cat and a tiger wearing a space suit.
Check out the final numbers from the voting of the 2018 #WorldCup Official Mascot, Zabivaka pic.twitter.com/1A9W790A9b
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The announcement was made early Saturday at the end of an hour-long broadcast on state Channel One television. More…