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KINAS™ makes Porto debut

Published: Saturday 29 March 2003, 11.38CET
The mascot for UEFA EURO 2004™ debuted at Porto's Casa Serralves on Saturday.
Published: Saturday 29 March 2003, 11.38CET

KINAS™ makes Porto debut

The mascot for UEFA EURO 2004™ debuted at Porto's Casa Serralves on Saturday.

KINAS™, the mascot for UEFA EURO 2004™ aimed at symbolising football passion and energy, debuted at Porto's Casa Serralves auditorium in front of an audience of Portuguese children and media.

Mascot reflects passion - Madaíl
"A mascot has been created by Warner Brothers that reflects the positive restlessness of Portuguese youth and the passion for football," said Euro 2004, S.A. chairman Dr Gilberto Madaíl at the official launch. The press conference opened a busy day of activities for UEFA EURO 2004™ that includes the launch of euro2004.com and concludes with the meeting of Portugal and Brazil in a friendly international at the Antas stadium.

Portuguese symbol
The name Kinas is derived from a significant Portuguese symbol, the five shields in Portugal’s coat of arms. According to Portuguese legend, these shields symbolise the five defeats of the Moor rulers by D. Afonso Henriques, the first Portuguese king.

UEFA EURO 2004™ Kinas Screensaver
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Kinas launch video
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Last updated: 02/02/12 3.06CET

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