Are Chinese Fan of Sports ?
Despite the Chinese national team failing to qualify, are pumped for football, Yang Yang reports in Chinese governement.
The FIFA World Cup began in 2014, making football-crazy China even crazier. The tournament, which takes place every four years and is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and spinners money is omnipresent. Football-related items dominate the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and social networking sites, and competition is the main topic of conversation in cafes, bars, offices and factories across the country.
Although ultrafashionable talk soccer – after all, who does not like “the beautiful game” as it is known to billions around the world – following massive sport in China is a bit confusing for non–aficionados. Although China is still at or near the top of the tables medals at the Olympics, the national football team in the country has always been poor, and has played in the group stage of the tournament once , way back in 2002
Although China was highly unlikely to progress to the later rounds this year – which is hardly surprising, given that the team played three games and has not scored a single goal – his interest was height. Even the high schools, where students were under pressure a few days before the entrance examination at the National University, has suspended classes for young people and, not surprisingly, teachers could watch the game of the national team on the biggest stage of all.
Sports in China
Even the sports China excels internationally, such as table tennis, badminton, diving and volleyball, are overwhelmed by the attention on football. The modern game has officially started in England, but, according to some Chinese historians, an old version was played in China there are more than 2,000 years.
However, even in a country as obsessed as China, the streets seem suddenly to be even more full of football fans than usual, regardless of the failure of the national team to qualify for the tournament this year and the time difference of 11 hours with Brazil, which means fans will have to sit up all night to see their sports idols. The World Cup is a huge come-as-you-are party, in which the fans are doing their best to enjoy games and never miss an opportunity to exercise a scathing humor. source
Some people are even willing to ignore the health problems to attend the competition. On the morning of June 5, a man of 81 years surnamed Lu, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, blackened on the street, due to low blood pressure. He refused to be hospitalized, but because of the disadvantages of watching football from a hospital bed, according to Xinhua News Agency.
In Beijing, 32 metro stations on Line 4 are temporarily be renamed after countries in the competition this year, although the plan was dropped to avoid confusion among passengers. In Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the floors of the trains on one of the subway lines in the city have been decorated to look like soccer.
On the Internet, people made jokes about players, teams and coaches, or sharing photos of beautiful stars and predict possible winners of the tournament.
“I’ll try everything to watch the games, I’m really interested, like that of June 16, Germany against Portugal,” Xue Mangmang, 28, said. An employee of a financial services company in Suqian Jiangsu Province, was a die-hard fan since 1998 when he watched the final between France and Brazil.
“Some of my friends who love football were adjusting their body clocks so they can stay awake between midnight and 6 am, when the games will take place. I have to work during the day, but I think I will be able to take a nap at noon, which will be very useful, “he said.