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CNN looking for ‘Super Fans’ for soccer World Cup

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MUMBAI: With less than three months for the 2010 soccer World Cup to kick off in South Africa, CNN International is signing up a global army of football fanatics to become ‘Super Fans’.

Tapping into CNN’s iReport community, the network is inviting passionate football fans around the world to submit videos outlining why they should be considered a ‘Super Fan’. Whether they are planning to cheer from the stadiums across South Africa, their local sports bars and pubs or are armchair pundits watching from their homes, all they need to do is have a passionate opinion about football and record a short video which needs to be submitted to www.cnn.com/ireport.

CNN says that it wants to hear about the impact of the World Cup in every competing country and the selected ‘Super Fans’ will appear on air on CNN International and online at www.cnn.com/superfans over the coming weeks and months as the world counts down to 11 June. In India, the event will air on ESPN Star Sports.

One can visit www.cnn.com/worldcup for an overview of CNN’s coverage of the 2010 Fifa World Cup including the latest football headlines; interviews with top players and coaches; a panoramic view inside Soccer City Stadium; a guide to all of South Africa’s World Cup venues; updates from the host country; and quizzes to test World Cup knowledge.

One can also, follow CNN’s World Cup team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldCupCNN to receive updates on teams and footballers plus information about CNN’s on-air and online coverage of the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa.

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