“Hey fans, I’m all of a flutter! I know it’s hard to believe that an armadillo can feel like that, but I guarantee it’s true. I think that I’m getting more and more involved in the FIFA World Cup™.

This Wednesday I was in the Beira-Rio. As a football-following armadillo, I know that a host of superstars of Brazilian and South American football have graced that green turf. It made me want to roll around on it, but I managed this time to restrain my desire to roll into a ball.

Of course I was the first to get out of the car and take the field. And, though I was already happy, seeing the kids that were waiting for me gave me an even bigger buzz. There were children of all ages there, all wanting to have their photos taken with me.

I’m a cheeky armadillo, everyone knows that. They said that I was very good-looking, that I was cool and colourful too. If they say so, they must be right... right? And at the end of the day, my colours are the same as Brazil’s!

I was so happy that I wanted to go onto the pitch hand-in-hand with the local kids. The stadium is looking better all the time too, and it’s going to be really cool to come back here in 2014.

Well, later on I got away from the delegation and went to eat churrasco (grilled meat), because no Brazilian could resist that, right? The trip has come to an end but I’ve got some great memories from Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre to take with me. Next month I’ll have more too and by then I’ll even have a name. See you all next time!”