Russia to select 2018 World Cup mascot in October

| Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 16:40
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World Cup's local organising committee has three finalist -- a wolf, a cat and a tiger

Moscow: A mascot for the 2018 football World Cup will be chosen on October 26, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko announced on Tuesday.

"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 organising committee, reports Tass.

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The 2018 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.

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