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World Cup 2014

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:20 pm

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This image posted on the FIFA website today shows the mascot of the 2014 World Cup. The mascot is a yet to-be-named Brazilian endangered armadillo. FIFA said Brazilians will have until mid-November to choose the mascot's name from three choices - Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.

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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by up7587 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:00 am

Yikes. What is with the mascot designers? See the Olympics mascots below. Why even have a mascot for an event like the Olympics or World Cup? It's not like those events need to create an identity.


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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:12 am

I guess you have them because you've always had them? And to sell simple t shirts with a logo to parents at $30 a pop... Making money seems the only reason why you would, otherwise I agree theyare completely superfluous.



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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 am

Side note: how is it that Mexico has hosted twice and England/Spain only once?? On second thought, I really don't want to know....

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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:29 am

DaTruRochin wrote:Side note: how is it that Mexico has hosted twice and England/Spain only once?? On second thought, I really don't want to know....

That England wasn't in FIFA until 1948 and Spain was a fascist dictatorship might have had something to do with it....

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:15 pm

Oh... that.... But there were only 3 cups before England became a member anyway.

Its just kinda funny that the 2 countries with the biggest leagues in the world have only hosted once. (Especially with Mexico only hosting only 16 years apart...) And they are having it hosted in countries that have to build completely new stadiums and/or create devices that make artificial clouds to make the playing surface less deadly.... Sigh.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:47 pm

I'm a bit more amazed that there are four nations in the UK which have equal status wih England in both FIFA and IFAB and nobody talks about when the WC will be held in Northern Ireland.

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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Well, hosting is about the only way any lads from Belfast are going to play in the World Cup... (Unless of course they naturalize somewhere else...)

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Re: World Cup 2014

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:45 pm

My understanding is that hey won't hold it on the island while there is still a contract out on Thierry Henry

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