The Song of France in the World Cup: China and France have these stories as the gift of the Great Revolution

  Which country has the best national anthem at the World Cup?

  Is it England’s God Save the Queen? German “Deutschland”? Brazil’s “Listen to the Voice of Ipiranga”? Or Argentina’s “March of the Fatherland”?

  The most exciting time for Chinese fans was in 2002, when the “March of the Volunteers” resounded through the World Cup.

  There is also a national anthem, which is quite similar to the “March of the Volunteers”. It was once called “The Battle Hymn of the Rhine Army”, and the lyrics also contain words such as “one heart” and “forward”, which is “Marseilles”.

  The passionate national anthem and the shocking power are also one of the unique charms of the World Cup.

  However, Zidane never sang the Marseillaise, neither did Anelka, Benzema, nor Platini. Zidane said: “Although I was the captain of France, I never sang Marseillaise. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love France. Do you know how excited I am to score goals for France?”

  There has always been a topic in French football: immigrants and descendants. Zidane and Benzema are of Algerian descent, and Platini’s grandfather is Italian…”Tini”. Vieira was born in Senegal, Henry and Thuram are both from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea, and Pires is of Spanish-Portuguese mixed blood.

  Dejokaf and the emperor of the Ming Dynasty have some kind of wonderful relationship. He is of Kalmyk, Polish and Armenian blood. Kalmyk is the Oara Mongols in “The Change of the Civil Fort”. Dejokaf’s ancestors captured him. Ming Dynasty Emperor Ming Yingzong.

  Immigrant waves have their origins in history. In World War I, France lost 5 million people, and an entire generation of young adults was almost wiped out. They had no choice but to introduce labor and population from African colonies. Just like the “Huguang filling Sichuan” in the Qing Dynasty, the population of Sichuan dropped sharply to 80,000 in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties due to the war. Since the reign of Emperor Kangxi, nearly 2 million immigrants from Hunan, Hubei, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shaanxi and other places have settled in Sichuan, and most of the modern Sichuanese have their ancestral origins from these provinces.

  During World War II, France surrendered after resisting for 42 days. It was ironic that it was not as long as a Soviet building. But not all the French have surrendered their guns. De Gaulle’s Free French Army insisted on fighting. Nearly two-thirds of the soldiers were from Africa, and they paid their blood for the restoration of France.

  After the war, France opened the door to immigration to Africa. Today, France has 6.8 million immigrants, half of them from Africa. For example, Mbappe, his father is Cameroonian, and Mbappe himself has dual nationality of France and Cameroon. It is these immigrants and descendants that have created the glory of French football. In the 2018 World Cup-winning French team, 87% of the players are direct or indirect immigrants.

  [Such as: Pogba (parents are from Guinea), Umtiti (born in Cameroon), Matuidi (parents: Angola + Congo), Mbappe (parents Cameroon + Algeria), Kante (Mali), Griezmann (parents: Germany + Portugal), Dembele (Mali), Giroud (Italian origin)…]

  Historically, China is the birthplace of football, Britain is the birthplace of modern football, and France is the father of the World Cup. The World Cup was founded by the Frenchman Remit, and the first goal in the history of the World Cup also came from the French player Laurent. But at that time, the world football hegemon was Uruguay [1924, 1928 Olympic football gold medal, 1930 World Cup champion]. In the 1924 Paris Olympics, Uruguay defeated Switzerland 3-0 to win the football gold medal. In the stands of the final, there was a 20-year-old Chinese student who studied in France and studied hard. His name was Deng Xixian, and his name was later changed to Deng Xiaoping.

  Xiaoping recalled: “The ticket was 5 francs, which was my meal money for a day, and I sat in the highest position, so I couldn’t see the ball clearly.”

  During his stay in France, Deng Xiaoping had a senior who was 6 years older than him: Zhou Enlai. Both love croissant croissants and watch football.

  In 1958, the Chinese men’s football team participated in the World Cup qualifiers for the first time and beat Indonesia 4-3 at home, which was the first World Cup qualifier victory in the history of the national football team. In the stands of the Xiannong altar, there were Zhou Enlai, Chen Yi, He Long, Nie Rongzhen, Luo Ruiqing… Among them, Zhou, Chen, and Nie were all students studying in France. This is probably the most luxurious spectator team in the history of the national football team.

  It is a pity that Indonesia scored one more goal in two rounds [Indonesia 2-0 at home, China 3-4 away], and the national football team failed to hit the World Cup. He Long, director of the Sports Committee, said to the team leader: “If you don’t practice well, do you still want to have dinner?” A few years later , the national football team actually lost 1-4 to Pakistan, so angry He Long left a famous saying: “Does it take 50 years to be successful? If the three balls don’t go up, I can’t rest my eyes!”

  Historically, the two national teams of China and France have played twice. In the 2006 warm-up match, the national football team lost 1-3 to France. No. 10 Zidane missed a penalty kick, No. 10 Zheng Zhi scored a penalty kick, and No. 9 Cisse broke his leg. It is said on the Internet: Zheng Zhi made Cisse “Zheng Zhihua”…

  But Cisse didn’t hold any grudges. More than ten years later, he said:

  This year, 42-year-old Zheng Zhi is still a coach and player in Guangzhou, and 41-year-old Cisse moved to Chicago and other teams in the United States. They have all insisted on playing until today.

  In 2010, the national football team won 1-0 against France, and Deng Zhuoxiang, who scored a free kick, attracted much attention at the time. He also scored a classic goal against South Korea. Unfortunately, he quickly disappeared. This year, in the most popular Wuhan three-town team in the Chinese Super League, people saw Deng Zhuoxiang again, and it turned out that he was also insisting.

  By extension, the national football team has played 18 games with 8 teams that have won the World Cup. 2 draws and 3 losses against Uruguay, 2 losses against Spain, 1 game against England and Italy, 1 draw and 2 losses against Germany, 0-4 and 0-8 losses against Brazil…

  China VS Uruguay

  0-4 in 2010

  0-2 in 2002

  1-1 in 1996

  1982 0-2/0-0

  China VS Spain

  0-1 in 2012

  2005 0-3

  China VS England

  0-3 in 1996

  China VS Italy

  2-0 in 1986

  China VS Germany

  1-1 in 2009

  0-1 in 2005

  0-3 in 1988

  China VS Brazil

  0-8 in 2012

  0-0 in 2003

  0-4 in 2002

  China VS France

  2010 1-0

  2006 1-3

  China VS Argentina

  1-0 in 1984

  But the national football team actually won two games. In addition to the victory over France mentioned earlier, in the 1984 Nehru Gold Cup, the national football team won 1-0 against Argentina. You must know that Argentina, except Maradona, was not there, and the other positions were the main force. Two years later, the old horse returned to the team and took Argentina to the World Cup championship.

  Before Maradona ascended the throne, the best player in the world was a Frenchman: Platini. Emperor Pu has a bad reputation after becoming an official, but he is too strong on the field. In the 1984 European Cup, Platini scored 9 goals and led France to win the championship. In the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, he led France to the semi-finals. In 1986, Platini, Zico, Maradona “Battle of the Three Emperors”, the youngest old horse took the crown. In Serie A, Platini and Juventus won two championships in five years, and were later brought down by Maradona. When the 5-year-old old horse entered the peak, the emperor was in the twilight of his career. Later, the old horse was taken away by the younger Dutch Three Musketeers. The years are so ruthless.

  In the long course of history, there are even more talented people from generation to generation.

  The French call themselves the Gallic Rooster, which was the name given to the region of France in ancient Rome. The Gauls were very good at fighting, and they captured the capital of the Roman Empire. Later, Rome came out with a great man who conquered Gaul. His name was Caesar.

  Later, a more powerful group of Germanic barbarians came. They were Franks. The Latin name of their leader, Clovis, can still be found in European surnames, such as Louis in French, Lewis in English, and German in German. Ludwig, Luigi in Italian, Louis in Spanish.

  Later, a more powerful one came, Charlemagne expanded the territory, and the Frankish Empire spanned Europe. The four old kings in poker, of which the king of hearts is Charlemagne, and alongside him are three other great men: Caesar (K of diamonds), Alexander (K ​​of clubs) and King David (K of spades).

  But the so-called prosperity must decline, and long-term cooperation must be divided. The Frankish Empire was passed on to Charlemagne’s grandson and was divided into three parts. These three lands were the predecessors of France, Germany and Italy, which established the pattern of the European continent.

  Originally born from the same root, why is it too urgent to fry each other, France and Germany originated from a family, but they are a pair of grudges in Europe. After the Franco-Prussian War, the Second German Empire was established, and the founding ceremony was arranged to be held at the Versailles Palace, the sworn enemy of France. This is too Versailles!

  After France defeated Germany in World War I, the place where Germany signed the defeated treaty was placed at the Palace of Versailles. During World War I, Germany bowed its head and conceded defeat and signed the armistice agreement with France. , forcing the French representative into the carriage to sign the surrender treaty…

  In the World Cup, France also seems to be most afraid of Germany. The peak Platini was eliminated by the West Germans twice. In the 1998 and 2018 World Cups, if France meets Germany, I don’t know if it can still win the championship.

  Since the European version of “Three Families Dividing Jin”, France has entered the stage of history. Among the French kings of all dynasties, there are many wonderful characters. Such as Louis XIII, a wine named after him;

  Louis XIV, the great Sun King, he attacked everywhere, resulting in the decline of national strength in the later period and the hardship of people’s livelihood, which is a bit like Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty; Louis XIV was a Chinese fan, wrote a letter to Kangxi, Cinchona from France, cured Kangxi’s malaria…

  Louis XV, left a well-known saying in time: “After I die, who cares about the floods”;

  Louis XVI likes to repair locks and manual work, and has a common hobby with Emperor Tianqi, the “carpenter emperor” of the Ming Dynasty. Later, during the French Revolution, Louis XVI was beheaded, and the guillotine was originally designed and improved by him…

  When Louis XVI was on the throne, he met a nobleman named Carlo Bonaparte and appointed Bonaparte’s second son to go to the military school. This 10-year-old child was named Napoleon.

  In China, the most famous Frenchman is not Zidane, not Marie Curie, not Joan of Arc, but Napoleon. He was so good at fighting that he broke the anti-French alliance five times and established the First French Empire with one hand.

  There are a few facts about Emperor Napoleon: Napoleon was not a dwarf. He was 1.68 to 1.7 meters tall, about the same as Messi. The three emperors of Austria marched in person and gathered in the village of Austerlitz. After Napoleon’s victory, he returned to Paris and personally laid the foundation for today’s famous place: the Arc de Triomphe; finally, Napoleon was not a pure French, and he identified himself as Corsica in his early years. People, see France as an aggressor, a bit like the Catalan-Spain relationship.

  Napoleon was a product of the French Revolution, and the Revolution brought France and the world far more than that. The Paris National Guard was marked with blue, white and red, which later became the colors of the French flag; the “Marseille” began to be sung at this time, and the third rank of civilians sang this song and waved this flag, For the first time the ideal of equality for life took to the streets, overthrowing those who were born to ride on their heads.

  So, when the “Marseilles” is played at the World Cup, when the blue, white and red colors are flying, you will understand that this is a gift from history.

  Behind the Marseillaise and the tricolor is the spirit of freedom, equality and fraternity, which is both the spirit of France and the wealth of all mankind.