Ronaldo unveils 2014 World Cup mascot

The official mascot of the 2014 World Cup has been unveiled as a Brazilian endangered armadillo.

The as-yet unnamed mascot was launched alongside one of Brazil's footballing legends, Ronaldo, who 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."

The mascot carries the colors of the Brazilian flag Credit: FIFA