THE new mascot for the Brazil World Cup 2014 has been revealed.
But the three banded armadillo was revealed by footballing legend Ronaldo but is yet to be named – with a competition running to select between Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.
Although he doesn’t yet have a name, Goaltastic can reveal that the animal has a love of dancing, has a favourite food of cashew nuts, and celebrates scoring a goal with a special ‘armadillo roll’ celebration.
Ronaldo said: “I’m delighted to welcome such an important member to the 2014 team.
“The mascot will play a key ambassadorial role in the next two years. I’m sure he will inspire many young football fans in Brazil and all over the world with the great passion which he has for the sport and for his country.”
ARSENAL’S stuttering stars have credited their upturn in fortune on a togetherness forged on the heat of the dancefloor.
Striker Robin van Persie – who scored a brace in a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers – revealed the unlikely source of team bonding in an interview.
He says the sense of team spirit is due to a midweek boogie after a team meal to celebrate edging past minnows Shrewsbury in the League Cup.
He said: “That win on Tuesday was really important and helps us going into the Bolton game.
“We had a really good team dinner on Wednesday evening as well, and that’s great for the team atmosphere too.
“Most guys were dancing and everyone really enjoyed it.”
THE Italian press have today managed to do what nobody yet has managed to do to Lionel Messi…
No, not man-mark the dribbling sensation – embroil him in a bit of scandal.
The Corriere Dello Sport report that the Argentine midfielder as well as Diego and Gabriel Milito and Martin Palermo were among the guests at what they term an “alcohol and sex” party in Argentina.
The highly-improbable shindig was also attended by South American sex symbols such as reality TV star Xoana González, Playboy model Claudia Ciardone, underwear model Andrea Rincón, former WAG Sabrina Ravelli and more.
However the famously butter-wouldn’t-melt Messi sounds like he had fun – he is reported as saying: “We danced and then we played PlayStation.”
WAYNE Rooney is the best dancer in the England camp, says David James.
The England stopper David James has told NME that the World Cup squad are all terrible singers, but that they do have a gifted dancer in the form of the Manchester United star striker.
He said: “Are there any good singers in the England team? Rubbish! Absolute rubbish.
“But Wayne Rooney is the best dancer, no question about that.”
I’m sorry but Goaltastic begs to differ – may I suggest that perhaps the USA match-up should finally herald the return of Peter Crouch’s infamous Robot celebration to set the record straight on this matter.