PARIS - The mascot for the 2016 European Football Championship to be hosted by France has been named Super Victor in a vote of internet users, the organisers announced on Sunday. The name for the cartoon character boy dressed as a footballer in blue and white with a red cape and number 16 jersey was preferred to Driblou and Goalix. The mascot made its first appearance on the pitch of Marseille's new Velodrome Stadium before kickoff of the friendly football match between France and Sweden on November 18, in which France defeated Sweden 1-0. In 1984, the mascot for the European Championships organised in France was Peno, and the 1998 World Cup mascot was called Footix. Euro 2016 will take place in France from June 10 to July 10 with the qualifying round is still in progress throughout Europe.