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The Chinese football teenager who walked out of the mountains for the first time, set foot on the World Cup finals


During the day on December 9, I went from Danzhai County to Sandu, another mountainous county, and then took the high-speed train to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. reporter Bian Liqun took photos of the Qatar World Cup final match between Argentina and France. Jin Cancan, 12, stepped onto the field as one of the six Chinese flag bearers.

  China News Service, Doha, December 19th (Reporter Bian Liqun) During the day on December 9th, I went from Danzhai County to Sandu, another mountainous county, and then took the high-speed train to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province.

Fly to Shanghai the next day, fly to Hong Kong early the next morning, and then transfer to Doha... This is the experience of Jin Cancan, a football teenager, who came to Qatar.

  Along the way, he took the high-speed rail for the first time, took the plane for the first time, went abroad for the first time, and even walked out of the mountains for the first time.

  Before, football helped him explore places outside Danzhai County for the first time, going to a county called Liping to play school games.

This time it was football again, allowing him to go further and see a bigger world.

Danzhai football teenager Jin Cancan.

Photo by reporter Bian Liqun

  During the pre-match entrance ceremony between Argentina and France in the Qatar World Cup final, 12-year-old Jin Cancan stepped onto the final field as one of the six Chinese flag bearers.

  After playing the school football league in the state during the summer vacation, Jin Cancan learned from his father that he had the opportunity to serve as the little flag-bearer for the World Cup finals.

  Since then, he has been counting down to the day.

In the previous World Cup games, he also paid extra attention to the flag bearers in each entrance ceremony.

  Jin Cancan had thought many times what this picture would look like, but in reality, it was beyond imagination.

  "It's not that nervous in my imagination, it's just raising a flag, just follow the rehearsal. But when I see tens of thousands of people cheering there, I will be a little nervous, but I am also very proud to be able to raise the flag in front of so many people. ."He says.

Data map: The ice and snow landscape taken in Longquan Town, Danzhai County.

Photo by Yang Wukui

  Danzhai County, Jin Cancan's hometown, is located in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province. The mountainous area accounts for 76% of the county's total area.

But this does not affect the joy of football.

  "There are 60 people in our class, half of them are playing football, and there are many girls among them. This is basically the case in every class in our school, and the playground is a little too open." Jin Cancan said.

  In 2017, Jin Cancan entered Chengguan No. 1 Primary School in Danzhai County. Before he entered the school, the school had not moved to the current new campus.

  "It used to be an earth field, full of potholes, and a door was built with wood. However, many people were attracted by football and gradually joined in. After the county saw this situation, it built a football field and held various football games. Some After entering the football field, more and more people played football." Jin Cancan said.

  In fact, Jin Cancan also fell in love with football after the local football atmosphere improved. His father would take him with him to play football every week. After coming and going, he fell in love with football.

Data map: Campus football.

Photo by Guo Jia

  The Russian World Cup qualifiers were his football enlightenment.

"At that time, my father bought me a Wu Lei's national football jersey, and I wore it to watch games with him and cheer for the Chinese team. It was also that year that I began to receive formal football training and entered a club in the county." He says.

  When it comes to the changes after playing football, Jin Cancan’s greatest feeling is that he has become cheerful. The spirit of constant pursuit of goals and hard work in football has nurtured him, subtly affecting his life, and at the same time being able to face failure well and success.

  Jin Cancan said that he hopes football can accompany him to middle school, university, and even his whole life.

After having this experience as a flag bearer in the World Cup finals, he also hopes that he can learn English well in the future and communicate better with foreigners.


Source: chinanews

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