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Female Footballer Wows Audiences with Impressive Kicks

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Female Footballer Wows Audiences with Impressive Kicks

Wang Shuang (R) and a Finland footballer [Xinhua]

 

A 22-year-old female Chinese footballer recently won much praise online for her impressive skills with some saying she is the "nation's most talented person in the sport."


On June 11, during a friendly match in which China beat Finland 4-2, Wang Shuang wowed audiences with two no-look passes.


A "no-look" or "blind" pass is a sports term referring to the case when a player looks in one direction but passes the ball to his or her target somewhere else.


This skill displayed extraordinary imagination and delicate footwork. It was made famous by noted players like Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho.


Wang made her unconventional kicks in the 69th minute after she took a pass outside the right-hand box.


The defender in the opposing team thought she would carry the ball to midfield, but unexpectedly she made a blind pass which was taken by her teammate Song Duan and booted into the goal. Her kick helped Chinese women's football settle its victory.


Wang is a native of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. She began to practice soccer at 7 and entered the country's national teams for juniors, youth and adults at 12, 15 and 18 respectively.


Whilst playing for the Wuhan provincial team and the national youth team, she became a pillar among her peers and the main consideration of head coaches when designing tactics.


Wang first received attention when shaking off the defense of New Zealand players with two Marseille turns during the last round of a group match during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Canada.


In recent years, her outstanding skills and "magical performance" won her the title of "China's female Messi".


Netizens even called for letting Wang take part in the Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on behalf of China, saying "her performance will make Marcello Lippi [coach of the Chinese national men's football team] silent."


However, Wang said she does not like the title since her idol is not Messi but Cristiano Ronaldo. "I like aggressive players who let opponents feel a sense of tension," she explained.


Wang currently plays for the club Dalian Quanjian. Last year, she got invitations from Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in the UK.


In particular, Manchester City sent a contract to the Wuhan Football Association that Wang is affiliated to.


As Bruno Bini, coach of the national team, insisted that members of the team must not go abroad, Wang had to stay.


Nevertheless, she has set her mind to become "one of the best footballers in the world."


Aside from taking training, she is learning English, hoping one day she would enter a broader stage.

 

Female Footballer Wows Audiences with Impressive Kicks

File photo of Wang Shuang [weibo.com]

Female Footballer Wows Audiences with Impressive Kicks

Wang Shuang (front, R1) and her teammates [sohu.com]

 

(Source: Changjiang Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)


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