La’eeb, the mascot of the World Cup, soars into the sky during the opening ceremony.
The mascot's name in Arabic means super-skilled player, and it is inspired by the ghutra, a traditional headdress wo by Arab men.
These mascots or unique characters were used for the first time in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
There was a character called World Cup Willie.
The mascot is displayed in a way that shows the identity and culture of the host country using popular stories or cartoons.