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.
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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.
Want to be a world cup fun
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!
"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"
BRAZIL! 6 time champion! ;)
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
super chickens will go out in the first round bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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....
ENGLAND! 7 time champion! ;)
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.
Brazil One more time!!! Let's go Brazil!
i wish to be come a fans.
O BRASIL É DE +++++++++ POIS EO ÚNICO PENTA CAMPEÃO DO MUNDO! E VAMOS ATRÁS DO HEXA!!!!!!! VAMOS QUE VAMOS BRASILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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.
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.
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.
I love Germany and I love Nigria
Again 2002 Korea! We can do it!
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
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
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.
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.
dutch team will victory !
HOLLAND !!!! HOLLAND !!! HOLLAND !!!
I My tArgentinahe best team in the world.
lets go nigeria we are the winner 0f 2010
i love argentina the winner of 2010
nigeria will go through by the help of argentina
nigeria wil qualify
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.
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
i think argentina will win but german good also
france was bad after zidan ,america player are good
exclusive news is seems to be appear july 12 is the five times world cup champion brazil is become sith times world cup champion ...
i love brazil and all the people around the world loves brazil...
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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
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.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NETHERLAND WWWWWWWIN
spain will dream ,,,,,,,,, to win !!!!
The real champion is South Africa.
Ben in the Netherlands
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. ;-)
KOREA!!!!!! !4th Round Legend!
Well, maybe I should like Spain.
I want to cheer for USA, since I live here and all, but... VIVA ESPAñA!!!!
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