2010 FIFA World Cup Mascot

Meet Zakumi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Mascot

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Zakumi, 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot

The 19th rendition of the greatest sporting event in the world, the World Cup officially named as the 2010 FIFA World Cup is being held in South Africa from June 11 – July 11, 2010.

It is the first time that the finals of the tournament have been staged in an African host nation. It’s now wonder then that the football matches are filled with the sounds of the vuvuzela and that the mascot is an animal native to South Africa, the leopard.

Meet Zakumi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot.

Zakumi is a cheerful and sporty leopard with green hair, presented on 22 September 2008. His name comes from “ZA”, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and “kumi”, a word that means ten in several African languages, referencing the year 2010.

Zakumi is a jolly, self-confident, adventurous, spontaneous, and actually quite shrewd little fellow. He loves to perform and always follows his instinct and intuition, yet sometimes has the tendency to exaggerate a bit. He is often found fooling about and teasing people but not in a mean way. He is warm-hearted and caring, and wants to make as many friends as possible.

His motto is, “Zakumi’s game is Fair Play.”

Watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup from June 11 – July 11, 2010.

The final match will be held at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 11 between Spain and Netherlands.

Germany and Uruguay meanwhile will battle it our for third place on July 10 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Reference: Wikipedia

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6 Responses to “Meet Zakumi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Mascot”

  1. Winziph Says:

    hehe bat hindi yan sikat dito sa pinas, mukha namang exciting ah..


    Mikko Reply:

    Oo ngha, bakit ba ang mga pinoy mahilig sa basketball eh laro ng mga higante yun.

    Sabi nila boring daw ang soccer dahil low-scoring. Pero mahirap kasi na laro kaya hirap makagoal.

    Pero bagay sa atin mga pinoy ito dahil di kelangan ng tangkad at akli. bilis at liksi lang. Marami namang mga pinoy na ganu8n.


    Winziph Reply:

    sa tingin ko dahil sa larong team work yung soccer, from where dun siguro kulang mostly ang pinoy, unlike sa basketball na kahit ikaw lang mag isa eh pwedeng pwede mong dalhin yung buong team. in short may pagkamayabang din kasi ang mga pinoy hehe pero not all.


    Mikko Reply:

    di din naman siguro. Tingnan mo sa NBA,di naman kaya ni lebron james at dwayne wade dalhin ang team nila na mag-isa ah.

    Siguro sanayan lang yan. Mas maaga tayo naexpose sa larong basketbol kaysa sa soccer kaya mas nainlove tayo dito.


    ark Reply:

    I agree. Dinala kasi ng mga kano dito sa Pilipinas ang larong basketball nung una sila dumating dito at naging libangan na kahit na di naman talaga tayo bagay sa larong ito.


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