Mascot Fails to Capture Heart of World Cup Fans

Goleo VI holds Pille the talking soccer ball.

Goleo VI, with Pille the talking soccer ball. FIFA hide caption

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Goleo VI, the official mascot for soccer's World Cup, is a flop. The pantsless lion has been described as looking like the "out-of-wedlock child of Chewbacca and Alf." Children and soccer fans disapprove. They're not crazy about his talking soccer ball, Pille, either.

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