South Africa Needs to Cheer No Matter What

By DAVID CRARY
|  Thursday, Jun 17, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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South Africa Needs to Cheer No Matter What

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SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: A fan blows a vuvuzela horn during the Bafana Bafana Parade to support the South African World Cup football team on June 9, 2010 in Sandton, South Africa. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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World Cup organizer Danny Jordaan says it's crucial that South African fans show enthusiasm for other teams if the home squad fails to advance to the second round.

The CEO of the local organizing committee, Jordaan called South Africa's 3-0 defeat to Uruguay on Wednesday a huge disappointment for the host nation's fans.

He said that after the game the vuvzelas were silent for the first time, referring to the plastic horns that have created a din at World Cup matches.

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