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Brazilians Vote For "Fuleco" As Name Of '14 FIFA World Cup Mascot

Brazilians have selected the name "Fuleco" for the armadillo mascot of the '14 FIFA World Cup in a controversial three-month voting process in which more than 1.7 million people took part. Polls around the country "had shown the vast majority of Brazilians were not pleased with the names picked for public voting and critics said organizers should have allowed fans to choose other names." Fuleco is derived from the Portuguese words "futebol" (football) and "ecologia" (ecology) (AP, 11/26).
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