Updated at 2022-03-25
Zabivaka is the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia. It is a cartoon version of the Siberian wolf with white and brown fur. It wears sports goggles and a blue-white, and red football jersey, which coincides with the colors of the Russian flag. Zabivaka is widely seen as the mascot of the Slavic people. Zabivaka means "shooter" or "the one who scores." The 2018 FIFA World Cup marks the first time FIFA was held in Russia and an Eastern European country.
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