May 17th, 2010
01:31 AM ET

Become a CNN Super Fan: Why your country needs you!

Two fans getting in the World Cup mood. (Getty Images)
Two fans getting in the World Cup mood. (Getty Images)

The World Cup - the biggest carnival in global soccer - is about to kick off in Johannesburg; an event that will see the greatest players and the most powerful nations vie across the fields of Africa for the most coveted prize in the game.

The tournament, which was first played among 13 nations in 1930, has grown into a global behemoth that attracted a cumulative global television audience of 26 billion in 2006 and is expected to see 300,000 visitors travel to South Africa to witness the action in 2010 (figures from FIFA).

Few events have the ability to unite people the world over, but the collective interest generated by the drama of eleven men kicking a ball in pursuit of a golden trophy gets somewhere close.

Whether as a passionate fan or merely as an interested spectator, each edition of the World Cup captures the era, creates new legends and makes history in both a communal and personal way.

And it is these personal stories, from every corner of the globe, that we want to be part of our coverage - so could you contribute by becoming a CNN Super Fan?

We want you to send us video of how you are getting involved with World Cup fever - and the criteria for what makes a Super Fan is as wide as your imagination.

Are you a football-mad fan who will be following every game? If so, send us film that captures the atmosphere of where you will be watching the match.

If you struggle to contain your enthusiasm when your country scores a goal then we want to see the celebrations, help your nation emerge with the most passionate support over the course of the tournament.

Maybe you have strong opinions about a player or incident that you want to get off your chest? You may think Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, or that Ivory Coast will be the first African side to lift the cup or that France cheated their way into qualification. Whatever your take, CNN can be your forum for debate and outlet of your views.

It could be that you have some silky, ball-juggling skills to compliment the action from the international players on show. If so, capture your best moves and upload your video.

Even if it is to just sing and shout about your team, however you want to express your interest, we want your World Cup story on to be told on CNN.

If you would like to sign up as a Super Fan add your contact details to the comment box below. Your details will not be published. Alternatively, go to CNN.com/superfans and follow the instructions.

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  1. AGEJO Patrick AGEH

    As the countdown of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa narrows down, we football lovers all over the world are becoming impatient to see their stars perform during this event. Just to inform you that the Technical selection of the Indormitable Lions of Cameroon has brought into the team just very young talented players for this world cup.
    My country Cameroon stands a better chance to perform well during the event.

    I hope to share more with friends from other countries on CNN Super Fan.

    May 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  2. goni

    Want to be a world cup fun

    May 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  3. Marco Aurélio

    Well, it's very difficult not to be a fan of Brazil, all his energy, determination, strength and skill is contagious. When Brazil is in the field is magical, is unique ... sometimes I wonder, as a sport as simple as this in emociana so, how is this possible? Well I do not know, after all who said that football is an exact science. Come Brazil !!!!!! I love you!

    May 17, 2010 at 11:58 am | Reply
  4. Vukani

    "a cumulative global television audience of 26 billion in 2006" ?? Ummm, the last time I checked there were only 6 billion people on the planet unless it was watched by aliens on other planets at which the sentence should read, a cumulative UNIVERSAL television audience of 26 billion in 2006"

    May 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  5. Christopher Shinkman

    USA!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  6. Victor

    BRAZIL! 6 time champion! ;)

    May 20, 2010 at 12:12 am | Reply
  7. Andreas J

    you have informed with a big Danish flag showing that we have never progressed from group stages on your live show...that is not true. We have progressed from ALL of them. Please correct that information A.S.AP..We were in mexico in 86 in, France in 98, And in Japan/(South korea in 2002 and we profressed from all group stages

    May 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  8. chikwe

    super chickens will go out in the first round bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Reply
  9. Moldova

    hi there,

    i would like to know if it's possible to send videos of a team that missed the world cup...in my case...Moldova national team ?

    waitin' 4 an answer....

    May 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  10. Nancy

    VivA Spain

    May 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  11. Glen Van Damme

    Ghana !!!

    May 25, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  12. Alexandre Pato

    ENGLAND! 7 time champion! ;)

    May 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  13. YoMama

    There are three things that I hope for in this World Cup:

    1) The world may be astounded by the maginificant quality of the host host nation. South Africa has the opportunity to stick ignorance right back in the eye of the world who refuse to acknowledge the existing quality and the boundless potential of the world's last continent.

    2) My beloved Bafana make it out of the group stages. They don't deserve any more than that but if they do, they will set the World CUp on fire as the local interest will soar.

    3) There be a new winner. I pray that someone from outside of the European Industrial Complex or even Brazil and Argentina take the crown for the first time. The best bets for this kind of upset would have to be wither the USA or Cote DiVoire. Either one will do.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  14. Ricardo Carvalho

    Brazil One more time!!! Let's go Brazil!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  15. olaitan

    i wish to be come a fans.

    May 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  16. Eduardo Augusto

    O BRASIL É DE +++++++++ POIS EO ÚNICO PENTA CAMPEÃO DO MUNDO! E VAMOS ATRÁS DO HEXA!!!!!!! VAMOS QUE VAMOS BRASILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    May 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Reply
  17. Kwaku Anthony Twumasi

    R u going to underestimate Ghana AGAIN.................Im very sorry for those dudes who do that because they have booked their tickets OUT of South Africa.

    May 30, 2010 at 8:39 am | Reply
  18. i d't think nigera wil do well if yakubuayebmi is among de prayers dat is going to south africa world cup 2010.

    nigeria is my contry i d't think nigeria wil do well if yakubuayebmi is among the prayers dat is going to south africa world cup.

    May 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  19. Ohima Sharon

    I wish Germany and Nigeria all the best of luck in this game, may the spirit of football remain in this two Land go 4 go yea one love.

    June 7, 2010 at 11:01 am | Reply
  20. Ohima Sharon

    I love Germany and I love Nigria

    June 7, 2010 at 11:04 am | Reply
  21. Hyum

    Again 2002 Korea! We can do it!

    June 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  22. Angelo Sergio

    I'll send a picture of a country passionate about football in that time that his selection to play everything. The government, banks, commerce, industry, school etc. ..
    My Brazil the best team in the world

    June 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  23. PsalmWeLL

    Ghana will shock the world with a blend of youth and experience.With Michael Essien sidelined with injuries,there is new dude in the team.Watch out for Portsmouth talisman Kevin Prince Boateng;number 23.Also we will go on top of the group with Australia in second place forget the Germans and Serbians.
    Time for Africa to make history..all the teams are out to prove why they qualified..
    My predictions for the Round of 16
    a.Mexico & South Africa
    b.Argentina & Nigeria
    c.England & USA
    d.Ghana & Australia
    e.Netherlands & Cameroon
    f.Italy & Paraguay
    g.Brazil & Ivory Coast
    h.Spain and Switzerland

    June 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  24. kunchok lama

    I am a Tibetan refugee, living in Taiwan. i am a soccer fan but it doesn't matter who win the cup. As far as my knowledge is concern, the cup is not an important. The most important is this big tournament should bring peace, harmony and friendship among the international community. I think that is the main goal of the FIFA too.
    I will pray for this goal and at same time i will enjoy the game. Wishing you all the players and hope for the fair and peace game.
    Thank you.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  25. Bongi

    I wish the wolrd could have witnessed yesterday show of support for our country soccer team .You could not help but be proud of being a South African. I hope we can do well. I also wish USA on Sartuday can beat England . The English meadia have been very critical of our country from the day we were announced as host up until the arrival of their prima donna team. I dont like the English team since arriving in our country they are behaving like world champions. Brazil is mixing with people on the ground and we watch the stars in training. I wish the USA well, cause they are also wonderful team from the confedarations cup to the wolrd cup and I also wish them well because of my love for Pres Barak Obama. Tomorrow Vice Pres Joe Biden will be here.Hope he enjoys this wonderful country.

    June 10, 2010 at 9:54 am | Reply
  26. bags

    very good!!!

    June 11, 2010 at 8:15 am | Reply
  27. Doug Hardbreed

    England

    June 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  28. Denoes

    dutch team will victory !

    HOLLAND !!!! HOLLAND !!! HOLLAND !!!

    June 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  29. dong

    I My tArgentinahe best team in the world.

    June 16, 2010 at 3:48 am | Reply
  30. junior

    lets go nigeria we are the winner 0f 2010

    June 17, 2010 at 9:02 am | Reply
  31. lucas

    i love argentina the winner of 2010

    June 21, 2010 at 3:39 am | Reply
  32. austine

    nigeria will go through by the help of argentina

    June 21, 2010 at 9:06 am | Reply
  33. douglas isaacson

    nigeria wil qualify

    June 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  34. majed

    I don't have any comment.
    just i want thank CNN for good news and i like all programs showing
    on CNN channal.

    with best regard.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  35. Gabriel godsgift

    we being the only African team we can let the whole continent down. i cant promise everyone the cup but i can promise the whole world semi-finals for Ghana. come on blackstars of Africa

    June 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  36. ahmed

    i think argentina will win but german good also
    france was bad after zidan ,america player are good

    June 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  37. kamal basent

    exclusive news is seems to be appear july 12 is the five times world cup champion brazil is become sith times world cup champion ...

    June 28, 2010 at 5:13 am | Reply
  38. kamal basent

    i love brazil and all the people around the world loves brazil...

    June 28, 2010 at 5:14 am | Reply
  39. Fiona

    I'm from China,and i like CNN"""`

    July 4, 2010 at 4:57 am | Reply
  40. osei joes

    i live in the netherlands am happy they still give me hope as ghana is out now i want sneijder to be the goalking since it will be a good wedding gift for yolanthe the wedding is just a week after the world cup in italy precisely 17th watchout cnn for my player and team and to the other teams good luck

    July 4, 2010 at 8:02 am | Reply
  41. F. Hernandez

    Soccor is normaly played just for fun and for a better relationship between the different nations. This is i think the aim of the FIFA.
    On july 6, a soccor fanatic in germany shot at two Italians. one of them dead one severely in danger for his life. Many years ago when a national player was shot dead in latin America after his national team returned back home following its knock out. Loosing and winning is every where. At that time journalists, sport reporters from European countries wrote that such tragedy will never happen in their countries. Now we see that a football fanatic fan in germany have done the same mistake.
    After Maradona´s team lost the game against germanys team, journalists and sport reporters in Germany began to make fun of Maradona and his team. They began to feel as if they won a thausand years game and as conquerers in war. It is just a soccor game nothing else. Such reporters or journalists are spreading hate and igniting the tensions between fans from different countries.

    July 6, 2010 at 7:19 am | Reply
  42. Leonardo

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NETHERLAND WWWWWWWIN

    spain will dream ,,,,,,,,, to win !!!!

    July 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Reply
  43. Ben van Hees

    The real champion is South Africa.

    regards,

    Ben in the Netherlands

    July 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  44. Gid

    After all was said and done, and the finals were over and the whole World celebrated ... the real winners were South Africa and Paul the Octopus. ;-)

    July 24, 2010 at 9:23 am | Reply
  45. Kevin

    KOREA!!!!!! !4th Round Legend!

    October 12, 2010 at 11:18 am | Reply
  46. Kevin

    Well, maybe I should like Spain.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:19 am | Reply
  47. Christian

    I want to cheer for USA, since I live here and all, but... VIVA ESPAñA!!!!

    July 9, 2011 at 1:02 am | Reply

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