Thumbs up to the Sichuan football boy!

    2022-11-22 by Sichuan International Communication Center

    16岁的彝族小伙乃博宁林,在火热的世界杯到来之际,“火”遍了大凉山。

    Naibo Ninglin, a 16-year-old Yi ethnic boy became famous when the FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off in Qatar.

    这个今年入选马德里竞技06梯队的足球少年,在11月21日凌晨的卡塔尔世界杯开幕式上担任护旗手,出现在全世界球迷的眼前。

    He participated in the opening ceremony of 2022 Qatar World Cup in the morning of Nov. 21 as a flag-bearer.

    “踏入世界杯场地的一刻,我脑子里在想象,如果我身穿中国国家队队服征战世界杯,将是怎样的画面?”卡塔尔世界杯揭幕战结束后,16岁的乃博宁林还是抑制不住自己的兴奋。

    "When I just got into the field, I couldn't stop picturing in my mind what it would be like if I compete in the World Cup, with China Team's uniform."The 16-year-old Naibo Ninglin couldn't help being excited after the first competition of the World Cup finished.

    从小在父亲的耳濡目染下踢球

    乃博宁林对足球的喜爱,起初是源于父亲林雄伟。由于喜爱足球这项运动,林雄伟也曾代表凉山州的足球队参加过四川省的比赛。耳濡目染下,乃博宁林也对足球产生了不小的兴趣,甚至和父亲一样,有了自己的第一个偶像——C罗。

    Naibo Ninglin inherited passion to football from his father who is also a football lover and participated in Sichuan's provincial competition on behalf of Liangshan football team. Naibo Ninglin first idol is Cristiano Ronaldo.

    似乎是继承了父亲身上的足球天赋,乃博宁林很快脱颖而出。2017年9月,乃博宁林赴西班牙马德里竞技俱乐部,参加更为专业的足球训练。

    Naibo Ninglin grew into a good football player soon. In September, 2017, he went to Spain to receive more professional football training in Club Atlético de Madrid.

    克服文化障碍,获得教练青睐

    语言不通、环境变化、文化差异……对一个只有11岁的少年来说,漂洋过海到异乡学习足球并非易事。转折发生在留洋的第3年,在熟悉了当地的环境和语言后,乃博宁林的球技有了巨大的提升。

    It was not easy for the 11-year-old Naibo Ninglin to study alone oversea. He has to deal with the foreign language, unknown environment, cultural crash, etc. In the third year in Spain, he became familiar with the language and environment and got remarkable improvement in football.

    乃博宁林和队友们

    2022年,乃博宁林被选入了马德里竞技06梯队,较为出色的球技获得了教练的青睐。其父亲林雄伟称:“俱乐部也跟他谈过,只要保持这个水平,等到了18岁,有机会可以和马竞俱乐部签约。”

    In 2022, he was admitted into theTeam 06 ofClub Atlético de Madrid. According to his father, it's possible for him to sign the Club Atlético de Madrid as long as keeping progress at 18.

    11月初,因在球队出色的表现,乃博宁林被选中成为了本届卡塔尔世界杯的护旗手。“无论是在国外还是国内的俱乐部,我都会一直支持他。但我更想他能够加入国家队,代表中国踢进世界杯。”林雄伟说道。

    In November, he was selected to be a flag-bearer of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. "I will always back him up wherever he is, at home or abroad. But I wish he could join the China team and compete in the World Cup on behalf of China,"said Lin Weixiong.

    “播放两队国歌时,我还在想,如果有一天自己能穿上国家队队服在世界杯上高唱国歌,该有多么美妙。”乃博宁林说。

    "When the national anthems of the teams rang out, I was imagining how wonderful it would be if I could sing my country's song in the World Cup with the China Team's uniform on,"said Naibo Ninglin.

    有了这次世界杯护旗手的经历,乃博宁林更加坚定地想要完成自己的梦想:“我要更加努力,争取进入国家队,为国征战更多的比赛。”

    Having been a flag-bearer in the World Cup, Naibo Ninglin is more determined about his dream: "I will work harder to be admitted into the China Team to win the glory for my country."