THERE are only six days left before the kickoff and the excitement is mounting.
Participating teams have started arriving, the final Bafana Bafana team has been announced and this week Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke announced that 72percent of the 3million tickets had been sold.
Addressing the media this week, Local Organising Committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said: "Everything is ready. When South Africans come together to celebrate sports, it will be intense and emotional."
More South Africans are joining the voice behind Bafana Bafana.
The Join the Voice campaign aimed at getting the country to support the team is run by media company Avusa and Vodacom.
To Join the Voice behind Bafana Bafana you can do so by sending an SMS and stand a chance to win R1million.
The SMSes will appear daily in Avusa papers Sowetan, The Times, Daily Dispatch, The Herald on Fridays and on Sundays in Sunday Times andSunday World.
Generation actor Dumisani Mbebe said: "Go all the way, Bafana Bafana."
Jazz artist Phinda Matlala said: "We are behind you all the way, guys, now go out there and represent us!"
Popular house DJ Black Coffee said: "We are behind you 100%."
Comedian Marc Lottering said: "Bafana Bafana just needs to go out there and embrace this opportunity and have an absolute ball!"
Highveld presenter and comedian Darren Simpson said: "I can't wait! For me the second round is all we need. For me that would be like winning the World Cup."