After months of waiting the World Cup has finally started in South Africa! The tournament kicked off with a massive opening ceremony at Soccer City in Johannesburg.
Dancers gathered round a model of a calabash cooking pot. Soccer City stadium was designed to look like the traditional bowl.
Soccer City is where the first match will kick off between South Africa and Mexico.
Flags of the 32 nations taking part were flipped over by 300 local children, who shouted out the names of each country in turn.
Loads of dancers took part, showing off a mix of modern and traditional African dance.
Some of the dancers had a very unusual role: carrying a massive dung beetle!
The beetle even got to show off his ball skills, by dribbling this MASSIVE football across the pitch.
Other dancers carried flags and traditional African blankets, which they held up to form a rippling map of Africa.
There was music from artists including the Soweto Spiritual Singers and R Kelly.
And a fleet of planes flew over the stadium to make sure everyone knew that the footy festival had finally started.