Champion – (Japanese writing) (Japan Exclusive)
|Beanie Name||Champion – (Japanese writing in hang tag)|
|Exclusivity||Country Excl. – Japan|
|Sub Category||NF New Face|
|Theme||Soccer – FIFA – World Cup, Flag Nose Bears, Country Flag – Japan|
|Hang Tag Gen||Champion|
|Tush Tag Gen||11|
Japan had 2 Champion bears, one in English and one with Japanese writing inside the hang tag that was exclusive to Japan.
Representing the 32 countries participating in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Ty produced 32 Champion bears, plus 2 written in Japanese and Korean as they hosted the World Cup.
As the countries were eliminated, the Beanies were retired. Brazil and Germany were the final 2, and Brazil won, becoming the World Champion with a score of 2 – 0.
Each bear’s nose had the flag of their country, and inside the hang tags was information about that country. All had an extra FIFA hang tag. FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association.