They weren’t the mascots of other World Cups, but they drew much more attention than Fuleco, Zabivaka, Zakumi and company. Even before there was a meme, some of these ‘characters’ were already as popular as some of the stars on the field.
Do you remember them? Test your memory of these icons of yesteryear with just one sentence clue. The supposed quotes, of course, are not true, but they provide traces for the reader to try to guess who the figures would be.
So come on, who am I?
If my country’s national team won the World Cup, I wouldn’t have a place to store my cell phone
My look is penetrating, I supported Brazil and got several nicknames
Not even my angry face prevented me from being barred from playing for the Brazilian national team
I was one of the biggest followers of the Brazilian team, and we are not talking about social networks
They say my cheering doesn’t bring good luck
My choices were always right
I arrived making a lot of noise, but they even said that I could harm my health
I was criticized by players and goalkeepers, but I reached the final of the Cup
I’m 28 years old and if someone repeats something 4 times, probably some Brazilian will invoke me
When something goes really wrong, Brazilians remember me and say “it’s an eternal…” [complete a frase]
See the answers and learn a little more about the characters
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