Russian Sports Minister says 2018 World Cup mascot will be selected in late October

Baku, September 14, AZERTAC

A mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be chosen on October 26, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko announced, according to TASS.

“We have three finalists after the voting, a wolf, a cat and a tiger. On October 26, the choice will be made. Public voting will be launched soon,” said Mutko, who heads the World Cup’s Local Organizing Committee.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 in 11 Russian cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Volgograd and Saransk.