FIFA World Cup 2010 Mascot

Zakumi.svgZakumi is the official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2010. He was born on 16th of June 1994. This is an anthropomorphized leopard. Zakumi is derived from two South African words: ZA, representing the South African international code, and kumi, meaning “10”. Zakumi’s color represents the identity of South Africa and is a combination of yellow and green. Official motto of Zakumi is “Zakumi’s game is Fair Play”, very similar to the theme of FIFA which is “FIFA, fair play”.

FIFA World Cup 2010-Match ball:

The name of FIFA World Cup 2010 match ball is”Jabulani”. The meaning of Jambuli is “bringing to everyone”. The manufacturer of this ball is Addidas Company, one of the biggest sports kit makers. This ball features eleven colors. There are 11 official leagues in South Africa. The World Cup will start on the 11th day of June and will end on the 11th day of July.

The prize money of this edition of World Cup is huge. The winner team will get 30 million USD, while the runner-ups 24 million USD. 

Update: World cup 2010 was won by Spanish football team. Spain beat Netherlands in the final to claim the first world cup victory in their football history. Germany stood third in the contest while 4th spot was claimed by Uruguay. This world cup was played in South Africa.

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  7. I like Zakumi for some reason I find it very cute.

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