The Mascots of the Copa America
No.1 "Gardelito" 1987 Argentina
A baby-faced version of the country's famous tango singer, Carlos Gardel. With a ball.
No.2 "Tico" 1989 Brazil
A cute bird. With a ball. Strange that Tico wasn't decked out in the Seleção's home kit.
No.3 "Guaso" 1991 Chile
Brilliant. Why ? It looks a bit like Roger Mellie (from Viz) in a Chile kit. With a ball.
No.4 "Choclito" 1993 Ecuador
When it comes to a top 10 of sweetcorn-themed mascots with a ball, "Choclito" is right up there.
No.5 "Torito" 1995 Uruguay
A bull in a Uruguay kit. With a ball. A classic mascot.
No.6 "Tatu" 1997 Bolivia
If you've ever wondered what an armadillo in a Bolivian football kit with a ball looks like...
No.7 "Tagua" 1999 Paraguay
Apparently this is a Chacoan Peccary, a cheeky young scamp who likes a drink. And a ball. And waving.
No.8 "Ameriko" 2001 Colombia
Not for us this one - it appears to be a Pokémon character booting a rather flat ball.
No.9 "Chasqui" 2004 Peru
This is more like it. An ancient Inca of Peru, doing keepy-uppys down the wing.
No.10 "Guaky" 2007 Venezuela
A macaw dressed in the colours of 'La Vinotinto'. Obligatory ball under the wing for good measure.
No.11 "Tangolero" 2011 Argentina
Put a large flightless bird in a football kit. Give it a ball. Combine "Tango" and "Gol" for the name. Mascot done.
No.12 "Zincha" 2015 Chile
Cute fox mascot named by a public vote. Owner of a colourful football.
So there you go. As you'd expect, the Copa America mascots follow a similar style to the World Cup mascots, apart from the glorious Roger Millie-inspired "Guaso" from 1991. There's also a whole host of Copa America logos to go alongside them.