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Show Me Your Cleats! is NPR's official blog for the 2010 World Cup.

These are MY cleats, they are shiny and new and have a salmon swoosh and lining. They represent my relationship with the World Cup: it's a shiny, new fascination. I'm still learning who the best players are, who the best teams are and my curiosity is endless.

These are my cleats, where are yours?
Shereen Marisol Meraji

There are a ridiculous number of World Cup and soccer blogs out there. Show Me Your Cleats is the one where NPR fans new to World Cup fever can learn from the fans who've suffered its affliction for a lifetime.

So, show us your cleats!

If you don't have a pair, tell us what questions you want answered and we'll try our best to unlock the secrets of the beautiful game. (If you've ever wondered why it's called soccer in the U.S. instead of football, check back, because that question will be answered.)

Three year old, Enzo Lopes, is prepping for his spot on Brazil's 2026 World Cup team. Walter Lopes hide caption

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If your cleats are worn and dirty and held together with duct-tape, share your insider knowledge, so that the rest of us can look informed while watching team USA.

If you prefer baseball cleats to soccer cleats, tell us why you think soccer's a drag.

If you just want to share photos of your little ones in their cleats, well, that's fine too.

So, bookmark this blog, refresh every few hours and I promise, even the die-hard soccer fans will learn something new.  This IS NPR after all, cleats or no cleats.