Mascots, Kind of. someone with some kind of story and loves the team they support etc.
The pla<x>yers slaves. they lick their boots clean.
They are there to tie the shoes for the pla<x>yers....<br />
No, they are kids that are picked from the peewee leagues to come out. It's symbolic and a good PR move by FIFA.
They are from local soccer teams and its one of the highlights of their life standing on the World Cup Soccer Park