Gothia Cup China 2018 World Youth Football Tournament has opened on August 12th. 306 teams who are from 33 countries and regions in total come to Chengyang, Qingdao. Hundreds of artists worked together and provided audiences an excellent opening ceremony. Wangzhe, the deputy-general secretary of the People’s Government of Qingdao attended to the ceremony and declared the tournament open.
Dennis Andersson,who is the general secretary of Gothia Cup, said that he believes the vibrant city, Qingdao, will provide a platform to young people to show themselves during the tournament week. He also thanked people who has made contribution to Gothia Cup China 2018.
The opening ceremony of Gothia Cup China 2018 started with the countdown video. Teams from all over the world walked into the center of stadium. Players who dressed in their characteristic suits enjoyed the show with music and performances. The atmosphere was very excited as colorful lights shined the whole stadium.
When Chinese teams appeared, audiences burst into cheers. Thousands of young footballers followed the mascot of Gothia Cup China—Lansen, and walked into the stadium. Different teams showed different culture and attraction of China
The opening ceremony became a relaxing and interesting party after all players entered into the stadium. Two singers with children and flag bearers went on the stage and sang Qingdaotogether.
In the serious and sacred oath-taking, players from different countries sworn separately in Chinese, Swedish, Spanish and Japanese.
Finally, footballers came on to the stage, hugged and shared gifts with each other. Even if they are from different regions, have different cultures, different languages and colors, but they come together in Qingdao because of Gothia Cup China. 306 teams will compete on the pitch and explain the slogan of the tournament by their behaviors—Different color, same world.
By Miranda Cui