How Does Brazil's Armadillo Rank Among World Cup Mascots?

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How Does Brazil's Armadillo Rank Among World Cup Mascots?
(FIFA)

The mascot for the 2014 World Cup will be a cartoonish three-band armadillo, an endangered species native to Brazil.

Depending on a public vote, the soccer-loving armoured mammal will be named either Amijubi, Fuleco or Zuzeco.

But despite only being revealed one month ago, the armadillo's popularity has been called into question with the news that Brazilian vandals have stabbed and deflated two separate seven-metre high inflatable versions in Brasilia and Porto Alegre.

The plucky fella may be under attack, but how does he rate compared to previous World Cup mascots? Take a look at his 12 predecessors...

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