Why is football the first sport in the world? Tell you four reasons.

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In today’s single sports events in the world, football is the most popular sport and the craziest one. Why is football called the first sport in the world?

Take the World Cup as an example:

The participating countries of the World Cup are all over the world, and football teams from more than 200 countries compete for the qualification to enter the finals (only 32 teams and 736 players were selected in the final). Every game is full of audiences, and its ratings, broadcasting fees, sponsors, advertising revenue and peripheral products have exceeded the scale of the Olympic Games.

There are at least four reasons why football is called the first sport in the world:

(A) the entry threshold is very low

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Football has very low requirements for venues, equipment and equipment. For example, many world-class stars come from poor areas in South America and Africa, so they can easily participate in this sport in economically backward countries or poor families. In professional football fields, dirt floors and streets, you can have fun as long as there is an open space! I still remember when I was a child, after school, several classmates found an open space and used schoolbags as goals. Several people agreed on the rules and didn’t need referees, so they could have a great time.

(2) The requirements for body shape are not high.

Generally speaking, if a sport wants to be a top athlete, congenital conditions are very important. Although the acquired efforts can make up for some congenital deficiencies, in the fierce sports competition, the actual effect is very limited, so many sports keep many people out for this reason. However, football doesn’t require high body shape. There is a saying in the industry that "if you can’t play football with a sense of accomplishment, never blame yourself for being inferior to others."

In football, tall players have long legs and great strength, and are not easy to be pushed down due to collision. Short players react quickly, which is beneficial to dribbling and shuttling and has the advantage of possession of the ball.

Therefore, in football, becoming a top star requires personal physical fitness, personal skills, personal psychological quality, teamwork, tactical strategy, organizational system and other conditions; Take one’s physical fitness as an example. It requires both speed and endurance, and it requires both footwork and footwork.

(3) Actively participate in all countries, big or small.

Basketball and volleyball, among the three major balls in the world, are usually played by a few fixed countries in international competitions. Football, on the other hand, is different. No matter big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor countries actively participate in international competitions.

For example, the Asian island country Maldives, with a population of less than 300,000, even lost to Iran 0-17 in a World Cup, setting a record for the biggest score gap in an event, but it did not affect the country’s love for this sport at all.

(4) A game that keeps people hopeful forever.

For example, in the World Cup, when team A wins team B and team B wins team C, the logical final result should be that team A wins team C, but the result of football match is not like this, and the reversal of team C winning team A often occurs. In the 2018 World Cup group match, Group F: Mexico wins Germany, Germany wins Sweden, and Sweden wins Mexico; Group H: Japan wins Colombia, Colombia wins Poland, and Poland wins Japan in turn. Therefore, the football match is a game that people will always have hope.

Do you think football is the first sport in the world?

This article is a selected work for the first children’s popular science essay contest in Zhengzhou.

Author: Wu Ailian

Views only represent the author himself, not his position.

9 am! AFC executives announced major news: Congratulations to China Football! The fans cheered in unison

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Title: Rekindle the Blood: The Road to the Revitalization of China Football and the Asian Charm of Badminton When the hope of China Football is far away in the international arena, a sudden news is like a dawn, which breaks the dawn and illuminates the hope of China Football Revitalization. This is not only an exciting news, but also a confirmation of the deep belief of hundreds of millions of China fans. Let’s open a new chapter in China football and Asian badminton, which is a story about perseverance and continuous progress.

1. China Football: Preface to Challenge, Reform and Revitalization In the history of China football, we witnessed many tragic scenes. Our players wore battle shirts and sweated, and countless setbacks failed to break their progress. But this time, the meeting between AFC President Salman and China Football Association President Song Kai was like a long-lost rain after a drought, which injected vitality into China football.

President Salman’s full support is not an empty slogan, it indicates the recognition and expectation of China’s football reform in international football. This is not only an opportunity, but also an important task, a commitment to history and to hundreds of millions of China fans.

Second, the expectation of fans and the cultural connotation of China football. The spirit of China football is far more than a 90-minute game. It is related to a culture, a kind of perseverance and unity and cooperation deeply rooted in the bone marrow of the Chinese nation. Our fans expect not only the victory of the game, but also the embodiment and inheritance of this spirit.

Third, the witness of history: China’s tenacious spirit. Every struggle in adversity and every competition is the best interpretation of China’s football spirit. This spirit is our precious wealth. It tells us that no matter how powerful our opponent is, we will never give up.

Fourth, unite as one: the unchangeable principle of China football. Within the China football team, unite as one is an eternal theme. This unity can help us overcome difficulties in international competitions and create miracles in domestic leagues.

5. Enterprising mentality: The transformation and breakthrough of China football. From the introduction of coaches to the training of players, China football has been constantly trying and reforming. This enterprising mentality is our best weapon in the face of international competition.

6. Badminton in the Asian Games: A venue for displaying Asian charm. Let’s take a look at badminton events in the Asian Games. This is not only a sports competition, it is an exchange of cultures and skills of Asian countries, and it is also a concentrated display of badminton charm.

Vii. The Beauty of Competition: A Review of Badminton Events in the Last Asian Games. In the badminton events in the last Asian Games, the outstanding performance of players from various countries showed the world the level of Asian badminton. Every swing, every leap tells the dream and sweat of Asian badminton players.

Badminton in China: The embodiment of honor and team spirit. Every minute and second of the China team on the court is telling honor and responsibility. Our athletes make friends with the ball and promote peace with the game, which embodies the team spirit and the principle of friendship first in badminton.

Cultural exchange of badminton events in the Asian Games The Asian Games is not only a sports feast, but also a bridge of culture and friendship. In badminton competitions, we saw mutual respect and learning in different cultural backgrounds.

X. Looking to the Future: A New Journey of Asian Badminton With the continuous development of Asian badminton, we look forward to seeing more Asian faces on the international stage in the future, and we also hope that this sport will continue to spread its unique charm.

From China football to Asian badminton, we see not only the fierceness and beauty of sports, but also the depth and breadth of culture behind sports. Let’s hope that in the future, China football and Asian badminton will shine on the international stage, bringing more excitement and encouragement to sports fans all over the world.

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Three consecutive championships! Manchester City locked in the Premier League title ahead of schedule this season.

According to @ CCTV Sports News, this morning, in the 37th round of the Premier League, Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest 0-1 away. In the standings, Arsenal still lags behind Manchester City by 4 points. Manchester City still has three games to play, and Arsenal still has one game to play. In this way, Manchester City has locked in the Premier League title ahead of schedule! This is the third consecutive season that Manchester City has topped the Premier League and won the championship for the fifth time in the past six seasons! Coach Guardiola also achieved three consecutive championships in La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League!

Editor Chen Yanting

Football Today: Seoul FCvs Ulsan Modern Gunma Hot Springs vs Yamagata Mountain God

Seoul FCvs Ulsan Hyundai

Recent situation of Seoul FC:Seoul FC is a strong old Korean K team, and its performance in recent seasons has been sluggish all the year round. In the first two games of this season, all of them won the competition, ranking first temporarily. Seoul FC won all two games in the new season at half time, and scored two consecutive games. Seoul FC has not won the competition against Ulsan Hyundai for 15 consecutive games, and all of them lost in the last two games. FC Seoul has conceded goals in five consecutive games at home. Ahn Ik Soo, head coach of FC Seoul, joined the team before and coached the U19 national team.

Modern situation of Ulsan:Ulsan Hyundai was the champion of K League last season, which ended Jeonbuk Hyundai’s domination of the league. The goal of this season is still to win the championship. Ulsan Hyundai won all two games in the new season, and Ulsan Hyundai only scored three goals in two games in the new season. It will take some time for the team to make a big signing in the offseason. Ulsan Hyundai won only one match in the last four away games. Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Mingfu entered the team in December, leading the team to win the league title last season and ending the rule of Jeonbuk Hyundai.

Seoul FC

Gunma Hot Springs vs Yamagata Mountain God

Recent situation of Gunma Hot Springs:Gunma Hot Springs scored 11 wins, 9 draws and 22 losses in the league last season, ranking third from the bottom with 42 points and relegating with 5 points. Gunma Hot Springs scored 2 draws and 1 loss in three rounds of this season, with only 2 points. Gunma Hot Springs scored 0.86 goals per game in the league last season, which was the third team with the fewest goals per game last season. Gunma Hot Springs scored 0.67 goals per game this season. Gunma Hot Springs won all the competitions against Yamagata Mountain God in the past three times, and won the opponent three times last season, conceding a goal of 5-1.

Gunma Hot Springs faced Chiba City in the last round of the league, and was led by the opponent 2-2 at half-time. It has not yet won the first match of the season. Gunma Hot Springs brought in four players from J1 club during the offseason, but none of these players were the rotation players of the clubs last season. Gunma Hot Springs coach Da Yiyi coached the team last season, averaging 1.2 points per game. In his coaching career, Da Hanyi won all three games against Yamagata Mountain God, and won 4 wins and 1 draw against the opponent coach.

Recent situation of Yamagata Mountain God:Yamagata Yamagata scored 17 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses in the league last season, and accumulated 64 points to advance to the upgrade play-offs. The play-offs were lost to Kumamoto Crimson. Yamagata Yamagata has scored 2 wins and 1 loss this season, ranking sixth temporarily. Yamagata Yamagata ranked 4th in the home standings last season, and 12th in the away standings, which is not as good as home. Yamagata Yamagata’s offensive and defensive performance on the road last season was not bad, averaging 1.19 goals and 1.05 goals per game. Yamagata Yamagata lost to Pantian Joy 1-2 in the last league, and conceded goals in three consecutive games, so the team’s defense was average.

The nine players introduced by Yamagata Yamagata in the offseason are all local players. Fukuoka Hornets Kumamoto Xiongtai and Omiya Squirrel midfielder Xiao Ye Yashi have rich experience and scored eight goals for J3 Fukushima United Gao Qiao Runzai. The coach of Yamagata Mountain God is Kramov Ski, an Australian. Before that, he coached Shimizu, averaging only 0.5 points per game. Since he coached Yamagata Mountain God, he has averaged 1.66 points per game and scored 1 win and 3 losses against Gunma Hot Springs.

Field: Personally, I think Yamagata Mountain God has great hope of winning this round of competition.

2023 China Football Association Youth Football Championship (key city women’s U10 group) started in Beijing Division.

On March 11th, the opening ceremony of the first stage of the 2023 China Football Association Youth Football Championship (Women’s U10 Group in Key Cities) was held at the National Football Training Base. Liu Jun, Executive Vice President and Secretary General of Beijing Football Association, and Wang Xiaogang, Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Football Association attended the opening ceremony. More than 180 athletes and team officials from eight teams from Qingdao, Beijing, Xi ‘an and Wuhan, the first district of key cities, participated in the competition.

Liu Jun, executive vice president and secretary general of Beijing Football Association, and Wei Yanyi, the representative of athletes, jointly announced the opening of the competition.

Pang Jingxi, No.4 of Beijing U10 Red Team, was awarded the best player in the match between Beijing Red Team and Beijing Yellow Team.

The 2023 China Football Association Youth Football Championship (key city group) is guided by the State Sports General Administration and sponsored by the Chinese Football Association. It aims to implement the spirit of the "Overall Plan for Football Reform and Development in China" and the "Guiding Opinions of the General Administration of Sports on the Construction of Key Cities for National Football Development", and build a professional football competitive platform with serving the growth of players as the core and combining the relevant requirements of key cities to pay attention to youth training development and cultivate high-level reserve talents. Select young football talents, focus on cultivating and improving the competitive level, promote the construction of youth training and competition system in key cities, and promote the healthy and vigorous development of youth football.

The participating teams are all from 15 key football development cities in China approved by the State Sports General Administration during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period. There are 12 competition groups for men and women of U10-U15 age group. The U10 women’s competition in Beijing Division was hosted by Beijing Sports Bureau, and implemented by Beijing Football Association and Beijing Yiyang Genggeng Sports Culture Co., Ltd., with high standards and strict requirements in terms of competition organization, event reception, activity safety, business arrangement, news and publicity, etc., striving to create an excellent stadium environment for the young players and build a bridge of friendship for football exchange and development among key cities. [Written: Qi Lianmin Photo courtesy of Beijing Football Association]