The FIFA 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia — and even lions at London Zoo have caught football fever, as footage filmed in the British capital on Thursday shows. Three Asian lionesses demonstrated the zoo visitors their football skills, paying with a red-white ball to show their support for the English team. England's national football, known as 'The Three Lions', is one of the oldest in the... Еще world. Lions have been mascots on the English football shirts since the team's very first international game in 1872. In the 2018 World Cup, England is set to face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G. Its first match is scheduled for June 18.