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Guaky

Guaky was the official mascot of the 2007 Copa América in Venezuela. The bird wears the Venezuela national football team's burgundy shirt and was accompanied by his ball, with "Venezuela 2007" printed on his chest.

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Guaky is a scarlet macaw, a bird representative of Venezuela. He wears the burgundy traditional jersey of the Venezuela national football team and football boots. Under his wings is the characteristic tricolor national flag, with its eight stars on his wings.

To choose the official mascot, a contest was held, which was entered by 4.5 million Venezeualan children. The winning entry came from 15-year-old Jhoyling Zabaleta. The final design was commissioned by Fractal Studio, who gave it a "strong, cheerful and sporting personality". The name of the mascot, Guaky was subsequently elected by an online survey, where that option was a 54.17% of preferences.

The newspaper El Universal said "Guaky has been instrumental in promoting the tournament and gave his joy to several states."

Guaky was seen in shopping malls, events related to the tournament, caravans, in the National Assembly and other public place. To enable its presence in several places at the same time, the National Organizing Committee of the 2007 Copa América requested the creation of 10 high-quality suits costumes.

References

Guaky Wikipedia


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