Armadillo is 2014 WC mascot

September 18, 2012 01:43 am | Updated 01:43 am IST - SAO PAULO

Lucky charm

Lucky charm

The mascot of the 2014 World Cup is a yet to-be-named endangered armadillo. FIFA said Brazilians will have until mid-November to choose the name from three choices — Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.

The announcement was made on Sunday on a television show with the participation of former Brazil star Ronaldo.

The three-banded armadillo, which is in danger of extinction, rolls up into the shape of a ball when threatened and is commonly found in northeastern Brazil.

The mascot carries the colours of the Brazilian flag. It is yellow, with green shorts and a blue shell and tail.

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