Casual socks from COPA Football from the official FIFA Classics collection. The France World Cup 1998 Mascot Socks are in navy blue and feature an all-over print of the official World Cup '98 mascot. The mascot's name was Footix. The name is a contraction of 'football' and ending with '-ix', a common suffix in a name among the Gauls. The rooster, one of the national symbols of France, with the words "FRANCE 98" on the chest. The body largely in blue, like the football shirt of host France. The socks are produced in Italy and are made of 85% cotton, 12% nylon and 3% lycra.
The official mascots are a set of unique characters for each event. The tradition of the official FIFA World Cup mascots started in 1966 during the World Cup in England with a lion named World Cup Willie. Willie was one of the first mascots associated with major sports leagues. The mascots represent a characteristic of the host country, such as flora, fauna or costume. The characters are aimed at children and coincide with shows and merchandise.
The FIFA Classics World Cup collection from COPA Football consists of several t-shirts, casual socks and sock box sets which feature the official World Cup posters, emblems and mascots from various World Cup football.