The official talismans of the World Championship in football were named Slavek and Slavko. Delegate of the President of UEFA on matters of EURO 2012 Frantishek Lavrinets informed about it in Kiev.
This pair of names got 56% or 14 thousand and hundred voices.
Besides, President of Federation of Football of Ukraine Grigoriy Surkis has introduced another honored guest of EURO 2012 - the famous in the past football player, Honored Coach of Ukraine Aleksey Mikhaylichenko.
During three weeks football fans could make a choice out of three suggested variants: Slavek-Slavko, Simko – Strimko and Klemek – Ladko. Thousands of readers of the UEFA official site, fans from Poland and Ukraine, who could leave their voices in MacDonald’s cafes and during talismans` tour about the eight cities, where matches of the championship will be held, took the opportunity to give names to the talismans. The results of the voting were announced to public during special ceremonies in Kiev and Warsaw on Saturday. After that the named Twins will leave for Poland to light Christmas fires in Warsaw.