China Southern Airlines charter flights are well prepared
National Football Team has eaten well.
As the Manila Memorial Stadium in the Philippine capital is preparing for the Southeast Asian Games, the venue of the Sino Philippine war is set in the city of Bacolod on Negros Island, with a straight-line distance of 1730 kilometers from Guangzhou to Bacolod. Since there are no direct flights to Bakrod on the civil aviation line, the Football Association chartered the national football team to fly directly from Guangzhou to Bakrod. In this Charter flight, the Football Association has chartered a small plane to save money. The aircraft is Airbus A319. According to the flight attendant of Southern Airlines, the full number of people is 120. Superfluous seats are also sold to the media and cooperative companies, basically two seats in a row on the plane. In the media, in addition to Red Star News, there are many media on the same plane.
Before the plane took off, there was an interesting episode. The first sentence of the stewardesss broadcast before take-off was: Dear VIP Hengda, welcome to take this flight... This remark made the crew very surprised, but the stewardess did not change her voice, and the normal broadcast was over.
The impressive thing about this flight is that every seat is equipped with pillows, slippers, towels and blindfolds. It is worth mentioning that there are also on-board meals, staple foods are Hainan chicken rice, sausage and eggs, Longli fish rice, fried noodles with beef shredded, accompanied by fruit, vegetable salad, nuts and so on. It can be seen that China Southern Airlines has spent a lot of time to ensure that the team can reach its destination comfortably.
The whole city of Bacolod is only 500,000 people.
The tallest building has only 10 floors.
Bakrod is the fifth largest city in the Philippines. Before landing, the plane flew over the city. It was all dark, but the whole city of Bakrod was bright and modern. The flight took about 2 hours and 40 minutes. As we stepped out of the airport, Red Star reporters saw that the airport looked rather old. The terminal room was still cooled by old ceiling fans. There was no international airline at Bakrod airport. Therefore, Philippine Customs temporarily opened two windows with tables. It took nearly an hour to clear the whole plane from landing. However, Baclod has a good football atmosphere. The local team Valley Star is the dominant player in the Philippine League. They lock in the championship ahead of time with three matches remaining in the league. At present, the teams record in the league is 18 wins and 2 draws.
At the exit of the airport, Red Star journalists met a group of welcoming delegations composed of local overseas Chinese. When Red Star journalists asked one of the overseas Chinese about the price of hotel reservations from the airport to the reporter, the overseas Chinese seemed very enthusiastic. One of them, an overseas Chinese surnamed Chen, carried the reporters suitcase directly and said aggressively, Follow me! Mr. Chen also told Red Star News: Our overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce has bought 180 tickets before, and the National Football Team has given us 100 complimentary tickets. We are now launching foreign students and local Chinese to refuel for the National Football Team on the 15th, and then strive to turn this away field into the home of the National Football Team.
About half an hours journey from the airport to the downtown area, this road looks very desolate. Sugarcane, papaya and other tropical crops are planted on both sides of the road. When entering the downtown area, the streets are full of 2 or 3-storey houses. Mr. Chen pointed to a house of about 10 storeys and told reporters that this is the highest building in the area. There are only about 500,000 people in the whole city of Bakrod, and the reason why there are no high-rise buildings in Bakrod is that the local land price is very cheap.
On this expedition, the logistics of the National Football Team has been fully guaranteed. Lippi coach team and players rank first. After all passing, they arrived at the hotel for rest without waiting for luggage, while the logistics staff arrived at the hotel after all the luggage arrived. The FIFA stayed at Fisher Hotel, one of the best hotels in Bakrod, but there was a casino beside the hotel, which was not very quiet. In addition, considering the safety of food and beverage, three meals a day during FIFAs stay in the Philippines will be provided by a local Chinese restaurant through takeout.
Dengue fever has been adequately prevented
Buy a lot of anti-mosquito drugs before departure
According to the Philippine Ministry of Health, a statistics on September 14 shows that more than 300,000 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the Philippines since 2019. By October, the epidemic continued. On October 8, Philippine media reported that just after President Dutter had finished his visit to Russia, he rushed back to the Philippines to visit his daughter infected with dengue fever. The presidents daughters can be infected, so the epidemic is really serious. For this situation, the National Football Team had some knowledge before the training, so it specially consulted the CDC and got the answer that the epidemic situation was not large-scale and within the scope of control. Mr. Chen and other overseas Chinese also told Red Star News that there is no dengue fever epidemic in Bakrod at present.
Before the training, a lot of mosquito repellent drugs were bought in Beijing, including electric mosquito repellent incense pieces, mosquito repellent spray, mosquito repellent water and so on. After arriving in Bacolod, the team will make all-out preparations indoors and outdoors, just in case.
As we all know, the open-air turf of training ground and stadium is the easiest to hide mosquitoes. Everyone sprays enough anti-mosquito drugs on his body before training. The playing field between the National Football Team and the Philippines is rather old. To enter the field, you have to go through a tropical rainforest first. The stadium surrounded by tall trees is poorly ventilated, making it even hotter. Course turf is not the two-season grass commonly used in Chinese courses, but the large-leaved grass common in Southeast Asian countries. Relatively speaking, Chinese players are not too accustomed to it.
Because of the poor maintenance of the stadium, the lawn is pitted and vulnerable to injury. The time zone in the Philippines is the same as that in China, but it gets dark earlier. Its almost 20 oclock when the FIFA arrives at the hotel. Therefore, on the day of arrival, the FIFA will not go to the stadium to adapt to the venue. The National Football Team will conduct field adaptability training on October 14. After the training, 23 players will be selected and two players will not be able to enter the bench.
This time, 25 players of the national football team went out with the team, left-back Li Lei, who suffered from the injury of his left leg, has been actively training and recovering under the guidance of the national team doctor and physical coach. However, the medical team identified that, in the current situation, let it play high-intensity competition will bring the risk of recurrence and aggravation of injury. In order to protect the players, the team finally decided that Li Lei would not go to the Philippines with the team.
Take 3 points.
Group outgoing situation will be more optimistic
The night before departure, the National Football Team had the last training in Yuexiushan Stadium. For the next match of the National Football Team, the Philippines, Zhu Chenjie said that the whole team had a better understanding of the opponents situation. From the last match, the forward of the opponent is still quite characteristic, but we will be fully prepared, and the next training will be more targeted.
No matter what opponents we meet, we will try our best to win every game! When we arrive there, we will speed up our adaptation to the conditions there. As the first post-00s player in the history of the national football team, Zhu Chenjie has played the previous two matches as the main centre-back. The team as a whole is running in better and better, more and more confident, and more mature, experience, confrontation and reading of the game have grown.
Coach Marcello Lippi also said before that in the second half of the last game against Guam, the national football team had already reserved strength for the next game away from the Philippines by replacing people. This game is related to whether the national football team can lock in the groups qualification ahead of time. Lippi also said, the goal of every game of the team is to get 3 points and achieve the goal of entering the next stage. The National Football Team can also adapt to the Philippine climate from Guangzhou. When it arrived in Bacolod, the temperature was 30 C, so it felt the same as Guangzhou. In recent years, China and the Philippines have played against each other many times, most of them won by the National Football Association. The last time the two teams met in the tournament was in the UAE Asian Cup group match at the beginning of the year, when the National Football Team won 3-0. It is understood that the Philippines has two other naturalized players before joining, this game deserves the vigilance of the national football team. At present, the National Football Team leads with 6 points and 12 net wins in Group A. If we can get 3 points away from home, the teams exit situation will be more optimistic. Red Star Journalist Ou Peng is from Bacolod, Philippines. Source: Red Star News Author: Responsible Editor of Ou Peng: Li Siming_BJS2696
Coach Lippi also said that in the second half of the last Guam match, the National Football Team had already retained its strength for the next away game and the Philippines. This game is about whether the National Football Team can lock in the group ahead of time. Lippi also said, The goal of each match is to get three points to achieve the goal of entering the next stage.
The National Football Team can also adapt to the Philippine climate from Guangzhou. When it arrived in Bacolod, the temperature was 30 C, so it felt the same as Guangzhou. In recent years, China and the Philippines have played against each other many times, most of them won by the National Football Association. The last time the two teams met in the tournament was in the UAE Asian Cup group match at the beginning of the year, when the National Football Team won 3-0. It is understood that the Philippines has two other naturalized players before joining, this game deserves the vigilance of the national football team. At present, the National Football Team leads with 6 points and 12 net wins in Group A. If we can get 3 points away from home, the teams exit situation will be more optimistic.
Red Star journalist Ou Peng from Bacolod, Philippines