Beijing, 6 Jun (ZXS) -- Special "June 1st": The new work body welcomes the Tibetan children's soccer team for the first time

Written by Zhu He

On June 6, a unique football match was played at the Beijing Workers' Stadium. The two sides were 1 Tibetan teenagers from Yushu, Qinghai Province, and 40 young players from Beijing Guoan's 2010 age group (U12 echelon).

The picture shows young Guoan players walking into the stadium with Tibetan teenagers from Yushu, Qinghai. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

It is International Children's Day. Tibetans with an average age of 13 or 4 years old come from Yushu Prefecture Children's Welfare Institute, most of whom have been exposed to football for three to four years, and recently came to Beijing through the public welfare activity "Three Rivers, Beijing Love, Chinese Heart - Qinghai Yushu Tibetan Youth Beijing Tour". The event was hosted by China News Service, the People's Government of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, and the Beijing Youth Aid Headquarters, organized by China News Network, and co-organized by China and Singapore Public Welfare.

The picture shows a group photo. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

The new work that has been renovated and built has recently been completed and accepted, and the venue known as the "Gongti Bowl" by the citizens is full of green grass. As soon as they met outside the stadium, the young players of Beijing Guoan greeted the friends who crossed an altitude of 4000,<> meters and came from the "source of the three rivers" on the plateau. This is also the first time that the new work body has welcomed a Tibetan children's football team.

The picture shows Yushu's soccer youngsters training with youth players. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

After a simple warm-up on the sidelines, the match was a mix and match of teenagers from both places. The teenagers chased and fought on the field, cooperating with passes, and cheers sounded from time to time.

No.6 player Zabajan was quick to react and had a successful shot in less than five minutes into the opening game. Playing football on the plains for the first time, the highland teenager felt more relaxed than at home. He played as a right winger and then scored another goal with the assistance of captain Ding Zengchenglin.

Zhabajan is only 12 years old and has been involved in football since he was four years old, and he idolizes French star Kylian Mbappe and wants to become a professional footballer in the future. He said he loves the feeling of running on the pitch and "being able to let go and not think about anything."

The picture shows the training exchange site. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

On the same day, Zhaba Jiangcai also met Zhao Yun, an 11-year-old national security young player who had the same birthday as him. The two teenagers like the same star, and there are endless common topics when communicating.

Every time a goal is scored, the teenagers cheer and hug and burst into laughter. "The children were thousands of kilometers apart, and it was very shocking for the children to collaborate, work hard and cheer for the same goal on the green field today." Xi Yue, the head of Beijing Guoan scouting, who watched from the sidelines, said he felt the youth's simple, pure love for football.

The picture shows Zhao Yun, a young player of Guoan whose birthday is the same, and Zhaba Jiangcai of Yushu, Qinghai. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

After a short discussion, Wang Chenyang, the No. 8 young player of the Guoan team, commented that Yushu Junior's on-field performance was "at the level of four to five years of training", "fast speed, great strength, and relatively standard movements".

The picture shows young people in Yushu communicating during work training. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

When asked about the performance of the young players of Guoan, Zhabajang described it, "The technology is very powerful and surprising"; Soon after the team was formed, he praised the skillful cooperation between the players, "kicking the ball out, the teammates will know how to take it, it is very silky".

Playing football in a large stadium is also a first time for Yushu Juniors' coach, Dongzhou Wende. He told the China News Agency, "The weather here is cool, the grass is very soft, and it doesn't hurt to fall down." ”

The picture shows teenagers in Yushu training and communicating in the workplace. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

The 33-year-old Tibetan man, known as "Daddy" by the children, came to work at the Yushu Prefecture Welfare Institute in 2018 and has been exposed to football ever since, even shorter than some children.

"Dad, how do you kick a free kick? How are penalties scheduled in order? Often asked these questions, Dongzhou Wende had to step up make-up lessons, watch game videos repeatedly, and also "learn from the experience" on the Internet, "While teaching them, (I) am also growing."

"Every weekend, the plastic football field converted from a basketball court to a welfare home becomes a 'happy paradise' for children." Dongzhou Wende said that seeing the teenagers running unrestrained, he also became happy, and with the company of football, the children became more and more cheerful and confident.

The picture shows Guoan young player Chen Xiaobei and 7-year-old Okin Inzeng watching the video played in the stadium together. Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

"Yushu's football atmosphere is very strong, whether in the countryside, the city or the grassland, you can see people playing football at any time." Guo Huchun, vice governor of Yushu Prefecture, said that this time the competition with young golfers of Guoan not only helped the children improve their playing level, but also deepened the integration of the hearts of Chinese and Tibetan children in the exchange, "small football played great unity."

"I've always wanted to play on a real pitch and today it came true." "This is the best gift for Children's Day, and it doesn't get much better than that." (End)