11 June 2010
Last updated at 11:55
Africa is hosting the World Cup for the first time - the opening match kicks off later in the brand new Soccer City in Johannesburg. BBC reporters around the continent have been capturing the growing sense of excitement, as seen by this South African fan.
Here, Didier Drogba looks down onto Mary Fitzgerald Park in Johannesburg, due to be one of the biggest Fan Parks with big screens showing the matches. Ivory Coast fans are praying their hero will be fit to play in the tournament.
Nigeria, traditionally one of Africa's strongest teams, only qualified by the skin of their teeth this time. This student is training for his local club in Abuja, with the dream of one day playing for the Super Eagles.
Cameroon are also one of Africa's superpowers. This die-hard fan - a Malian man called Coulibaly - jokingly said he might travel to South Africa on his motorbike as he has not yet had an offer of a free plane ticket.
This fan of South Africa's Bafana Bafana has less far to travel.
While this South African fan is supporting his team in a more subtle way.
Back in Cameroon, excitement is reaching fever pitch - these fans have even adopted the South Africa vuvuzela trumpet.
In Nigeria's capital, Abuja, both boys and girls have been working on their skills.
While here, crowds are seen going crazy on Johannesburg's Vilakazi Street: The only street in the world that has been home to two Nobel Peace prizewinners - Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
These Cameroon fans gave their team a rousing send-off outside the hotel where the Indomitable Lions stayed before leaving for South Africa. To take part in Africa's World Cup football fever series send your photos to email@example.com.