On the afternoon of June 6, the Guizhou "Village Super" Rural Football League was held in Rongjiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, and this local football match attracted nearly 3,5 spectators.

【Commentary】The "Village Super" rural football league is composed of the participation of all township governments, village committees, non-governmental organizations, schools and villagers in Rongjiang County, and the players are composed of Miao, Dong, Shui, Han, Yao and other ethnic compatriots.

【Commentary】At the scene, the villagers, who regarded the players as the pride of the village, changed into national costumes, danced, picked local specialties on their shoulders, carried bayberry, held watermelons, and marched confidently into the stadium with the players in the village.

【Commentary】On the court of the "village super", the referee, players and other identities are different, they are either vendors, bosses, drivers, students... Knowing that his hometown held a football league, Wei Yajun, who worked at a construction site in Hainan Province, could not hold back his love for football in his heart, and immediately took leave to rush home and set up a football team with the villagers in the village to participate in the competition.

【Simultaneous voice】Player from Chejiang Second Village, Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province Wei Yajun

The owner is also a local from Rongjiang, and then he also likes football very much, so he let me over. This feeling is like a world star on the field, there is pressure but also passion, the fans are these old and young, women, family members in the village, all cheering for their children, their friends, their husbands, let every boy fight on the football field.

【Commentary】In the game that night, a group of players with an average age of only 15 years old attracted the attention of the audience, and they "played" against the "old boy" team in their 30s and 40s, which the audience affectionately called the "uncle-nephew battle". On the field, the "old boys" are not soft, and they used the football techniques precipitated by time to prove to the audience: ginger is still old and spicy! And the children showed the attitude of youth players and took every kick on the field seriously.

【Simultaneous voice】Xiaorui Village player Wu Shengyuan, Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province

[The opponents] come from all walks of life, so thank you for taking the time out of their busy schedules to play this game with us. This football game is very pure football, there is nothing involved, but after every game, whether you win or lose, you will have a lot of fun and enjoy these games very much.

【Commentary】Hold your breath when shooting, cheer when you score, cheer when you make a mistake... During the game, the spectators always watched every detail on the court, including children aged five or six and seniors in their seventies and eighties. In the halftime session, the audience actively participated in the local ethnic culture exhibition and performance, took out their mobile phones, recorded videos, and started live broadcasts, so that more people from the outside world could see the colorful national culture of Guizhou.

Shi Qinyan, a resident of the Dong ethnic group in Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province

We are performing the Dong Doye (dance) live today, and I think when this opportunity to show our Dong Doye dance to the world, I feel that we are very confident, full of confidence, and when I perform, I am really full of strength.

Sports blogger Shi Xuenian

From our village "BA" and now to "Village Chao", the audience's atmosphere has actually continued to rise, and what I obviously feel is that everyone's national self-confidence, this kind of atmosphere confidence, and their confidence in their hometown culture have greatly improved. I think their affection for their hometown, for their team, is deeper.

【Commentary】In the game that night, football commentator Han Qiaosheng, local football teachers and football enthusiasts climbed the iron ladder and sat on the elevated platform next to the stadium to give wonderful explanations to the audience.

【Commentary】Dressed in local batik costumes, accompanied by the beating of drums by the villagers, Han Qiaosheng called the atmosphere of the scene too grounded.

Football commentator Han Qiaosheng

The scale and atmosphere of the scene is really unexpected and very hot. Traveled all over the world, reported many different competitions, including the World Cup, the Olympic Games, etc., which is really different from the Rongjiang "Village Super" League. The competition here is too down-to-earth, and the competition here is closely related to the culture, the villagers singing and dancing, different nationalities, different villages, and bring local products, including a lot of food, then the scene has become a cultural gathering. I think that using the "village super" as a stage actually drives the economy of the entire county, which is a high chess move and a wonderful move.

It is understood that Rongjiang football has a history of more than 80 years. From the beginning of contact with football in 1940 to the beginning of football matches in 1999, the people's love for football in Rongjiang has continued to grow, and their participation has become higher and higher.

Football commentator Han Qiaosheng

What I pay more attention to now is the identity of these players, for example, I just introduced that there was a meat shop in the past, and then it was changed to a brick factory, such a kicking enthusiast, I believe such people are indispensable, in the game, there are many carpenters, some are bricklayers. In fact, tell everyone that football is not so deep, even if it is a professional league, it must be rooted in the soil of our grassroots level, and our soil is precisely grounded, from different nationalities, different villages, common support, to create a football atmosphere, so as to pave the way for our future.

(Reporting by Yuan Chao, Wei Guijin, Guizhou Qiandongnan )

Responsible Editor: [Ji Xiang]