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Bafana Bafana blues?

Updated: June 17, 2010, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- It's come to this. With the home team at risk of an embarrassing early exit, South African officials are asking local fans to find other World Cup teams to root for. Even the vuvuzelas, those din-creating plastic horns, are quieting down.

To most of the soccer world, South Africa was a decided underdog in this tournament. To millions of South Africans, their beloved Bafana Bafana, as the team is known, was bound for glory, and Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat by Uruguay ...

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