Who Is Mjomba the "Jinx" Mascot in the World Cup?

  • Publish date: Sunday، 11 December 2022
Who Is Mjomba the "Jinx" Mascot in the World Cup?

Social media users are circulating humorous videos of a comic character called "Mjomba" as a mascot of "jinx" and bad luck in the World Cup. So, what is the story?

Mjomba, whose real name is Mohammed Al-Hajri, is considered a social media influencer and comedian from the Sultanate of Oman. He and his followers noticed the loss of all the teams he supported in the World Cup matches.

Moreover, the World Cup fans interacted with him, asking him to support some teams that they do not support in order to lose because they believe that he brings bad luck to those whom he supports.

Mjomba became very famous after his support to the South Korean national team, which actually lost to Brazil, 4-1.

His Moroccan followers asked him at that time not to support Morocco in their match against Spain, and on the day of the match, Mjomba appeared wearing the flag of Spain at the request of the fans.

Spain lost to Morocco to qualify for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar.

At the opening of the quarter-final matches last Monday, Mjomba appeared dressed in the colors of the Brazilian national team, so Brazil lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.

Hours later, Mjomba appeared at Lusail Stadium, wearing the colors of the Dutch national team, so that the Netherlands national team lost to Argentina by penalty kicks.

After these coincidences, the fans demanded that he not support or wear the Moroccan flag in the historic quarter-final match against Portugal.

Mjomba published a video on his Instagram account, in which Moroccan sports journalist Ashraf Ben Ayad asked him to wear the flag of Portugal.

Indeed, Mjomba wore the colors of the Portugal national team and went to Al-Thumama stadium.

The match ended with Morocco's victory and a historic qualification to the World Cup semi-finals.


The question now is what teams will Mjomba support in the semi-finals?!

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