Champion the World Cup Bear (Paraguay)

Theme: Beanie Babies
Subtheme: Sports
Style Number: 04408
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: 7, 10
Tush Tag Generation: 11
Birthday: None
Release Date: 04/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Retirement Date: 07/06/2002
Animal: Bear
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The Paraguay version of Champion is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and a button nose with the flag of Paraguay on it. It wears a gold ribbon tied around it’s neck. On it’s chest is a badge with the words “2002 FIFA World Cup” on it.


France 1998 was Paraguay’s first
return to the FIFA World Cup
since 1986. In the early stages of
qualifying they went 9 games without
defeat after an initial loss against

Collectors note

Champion the Bear was introduced on 4th April 2002.

There are 32 different version of Champion, each representing the countries that were in the 2002 World Cup. This particular bear represents Paraguay.

Each version of Champion retired separately on the day that country was eliminated from the 2002 World Cup.

The Paraguay Champion the Bear retired on 7th June 2002.

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