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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In a nod to both the environmental challenges facing the country and its extraordinary ecological diversity, Brazil has revealed that its mascot for the 2014 World Cup will be an endangered armadillo.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo, who played in three world cups, revealed the mascot Sunday night on TV Globo, which holds the rights to broadcast the Cup.

"The mascot . . .

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