While England may have lost in the quarter-finals, they gained a new mascot! The Three Lions’ unofficial fourth member is Dave the Cat, a stray from Qatar. After hanging around the England team, Dave took on team members John Stones and Kyle Walker as his managers, with the pair often posting about Dave.
Dave the cat is coming home.— PA Media (@PA) December 11, 2022
The England #FIFAWorldCup squad have adopted a stray cat in Qatar, who spent time around the players in between matches and has begun its journey to join them in the UK pic.twitter.com/eXMDEfSnIs
The team said they’d take Dave home along with the trophy but after their loss to France, they couldn’t leave their lil’ buddy behind. Dave, also known as Big Dave, due to his big appetite, was even brought up in press conferences.
"Dave's fine. Thank you for asking." @kylewalker2 gave the media an update on the #ThreeLions' popular resident cat 🐈 pic.twitter.com/YuxZlbnOIq— England (@England) December 7, 2022
Dave even got a shout-out from England’s highest-ranking feline, Larry the Cat:
Welcome to the team Dave x https://t.co/xfhtNl939h— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) December 11, 2022