FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011

FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011

7 June - 7 July

FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™

Official mascot - Karla Kick

Mascot Karla Kick
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Name: Karla Kick

Year of birth: 1995

Karla Kick was born on 18 June 1995, the exact same date the German national team reached a FIFA Women's World Cup™ final for the very first time. That means she will be 16 years old when Germany 2011 kicks off next June.

Nationality: German

Species: Cat

Official presentation: 13 July 2010 at the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Bochum

Her character:

As with most cats, Karla Kick is very curious, so it will be easy to spot her welcoming fans from all over the world when the action kicks off at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany next June. She will be an ever-present in the nine host cities, stadiums and fan parks, as well as anywhere else people come together to enjoy the biggest international event in the women's football calendar.

Although Karla Kick cannot speak, she will be able to interact with fans on a non-verbal, emotional level. Thanks to her warm-hearted and charming nature, she is sure to win over fans, players and officials alike at Germany 2011.

As the official mascot for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011, Karla Kick is well aware of her responsibilities as an ambassador for host nation Germany and its people. As well as typifying German virtues such as efficiency and discipline, Karla Kick is also adventurous, spontaneous, bubbly, fond of children and very playful. Fans will often see her carrying her football, which she uses to break down culture and language barriers wherever she goes.

Karla Kick is a firm believer in fair play, so she will be crossing her fingers for all the participating teams at Germany 2011.

Of course Karla would not be a real cat if she did not enjoy a little rest now and again, especially after all her hard work and activities. Still, when Karla does takes a break, she likes to be surrounded by plenty of people, making her all the more endearing. Nonetheless, she is normally up and playing with her football again before long.

Karla Kick loves to have her photograph taken, so she is an absolute must for any fans who want to take home a lasting impression of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany!

Last but not least, Karla Kick also has her own song which will accompany her on her travels around Germany at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Listen to the Official Mascot Song, Michael Mind feat. Sean Kingston’s Ready or not.

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