League of Nations: the Blues revive the beautiful color of victory

When two great teams live up to their talent, football can provide a dazzling spectacle. France and Spain played at a very high level in the final of the League of Nations, this Sunday, October 10 in Milan. And a meeting without major stake in a competition with blunt relief made a duel with daggers drawn, ended with a stunning scenario and a magnificent victory of the Blues (2-1).

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After a first half full of tension and tactical movements leaving little room for the expression of the artists, each engaged in efficient but grueling pressing, everything was packed after the hour of play. crazy, in just two minutes, started with a lightning attack from the Blues ended with a strike from Theo Hernandez which crashed into the Spanish crossbar. The best opportunity for the Blues, but the opposite goes very quickly to give an additional hand to the Spaniards. Who, in the same minute, open the scoring.

Jet Blues

The Blues can be knocked out, but no. It is quite the opposite which occurs, and immediately the men of Didier Deschamps retort with their rebel in chief: Karim Benzema. With a curled shot, the attacker finds the Spanish skylight, and as in the semi-final against Belgium (3-2), sounds the tricolor revolt. The rest is a feast of Kylian Mbappé passing his legs, the Spaniards who do not abdicate, two decisive stops by Hugo Lloris, and the Blues who take the trophy for the second edition of the event.

They thus end a very chaotic year. After the astonishing return of the ban Karim Benzema in the spring, an extremely disappointing Euro with the Blues often well below their potential and their claimed ambition, the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign revealing at the return of the Blues as emptied of all substance, Didier Deschamps’ men attacked this week dedicated to the last four of the League of Nations in an atmosphere where absolute confidence was not hovering.

Apparently lost players, a coach weighing much less than in the past, perhaps seeming at the end of the line: after 45 catastrophic minutes of the first duel of this Nations League against Belgium, with a scathing 0-2 in the table of ‘display, all the commentators were already sharpening their pens to tell the doldrums in which the France team was bathed. And the shadow of Zinédine Zidane already hovering above the Blues, because it needed at least that, a providential man, to raise the bar tomorrow.

An attack finally effective

Except that words were exchanged in the locker room between these Blues who were only a shadow of themselves. Didier Deschamps, Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris, in turn, spoke hard, but fair. They whipped up common pride, and the same suddenly found themselves so different to offer a staggering turnaround.

The final against Spain did not obey the same scenario, but it was once again the Blues in reaction who provided the show. As if this team had to be stung before asserting its character. Victory undoubtedly does not solve everything and does not offer total guarantees for the continuation of the 2022 adventure. The offensive capacities of the famous Mbappé-Benzema-Griezmann trio are finally expressed, even if Antoine Griezmann still appears a tone below these two teammates.

For the first time since the epic on the roof of the world in Russia in 2018, something really emerges from this French team. Something that looks like a newfound confidence, a truly shared involvement. The angry fist, then the big smile of Didier Deschamps at the end of the meeting speak well of the relief of the man. He too must be fully revitalized, before attacking what should be his last year in office until the World Cup in Qatar. Strongly the continuation.



At Euro 2021, already a great story for the Danes

Since the victory against the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals, the Danish team can believe in Santa Claus: “Julemand” in Danish, a name so close to that of his trainer, Kasper Hjulmand. Whatever happens to them in a Wembley stadium filled with 60,000 spectators mainly acquired from England, the men in red will remain the heroes of this championship.

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As it should be, the Danish tale had started badly, with a drama. Their best player, Christian Eriksen, Italian champion with his club Inter Milan, suffered a heart attack on the pitch, before being revived on the pitch and, ultimately, out of the woods. . During this impressive discomfort, one man was heroic: the captain of the selection, Simon Kjær, who rushed to move his teammate to the safe side position. The rescue moved the entire planet, as did the image of the team forming a bulwark around its downed player, which has been following Huljmand’s men since the start of this Euro.

“The fundamental values ​​of football have resurfaced”

The banners “ For Christ10an ”, pun between the player’s first name and his shirt number, flourished in the streets of Danish cities, the stands of the Baku stadium during the quarter-final against the Czech Republic (2-1), as in the coach’s speech. “I think the world saw what happened right after and the following days. The fundamental values ​​of football have resurfaced during these minutes. We remember why we play football. I still think of Christian every day, we are happy that he survived. I think we’ve all understood what football is, and if we’re a bit of a symbol of that, I couldn’t be happier ”, he declared after the victorious quarter-final.

During its only major international title, at Euro 1992, which it won to everyone’s surprise, the Danish team was already deprived of its best player. Michael Laudrup got angry with the Denmark manager just before a tournament in which the country should not even have participated. Unqualified at the end of the playoffs, the Reds had been drafted to take the place of Yugoslavia in the midst of war. After eliminating France in the group stage, the Danes found themselves in the final, won against Germany. This followed a legendary semi-final against the Netherlands, won on penalties thanks to the talent of goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, father of Kasper, current goalkeeper of the selection.

Total football

From one generation to the next, the family bond between these two great goalkeepers who have spent most of their careers in England – the father in Manchester (United then City) and the son in Leicester – is part of the legend of this selection which raises a wind of sympathy, like the Icelanders or the Welsh during the last Euro. Against the English favorite who has not conceded a single goal since the start of the competition, the elder predicted an overtime, with a penalty shootout from which he saw his son emerge victorious. “The last time Denmark played in the semi-finals of the Euro, we won on penalties, so it can be inspired by it”, explained the legendary Manchester goalkeeper in an interview with the English channel ITV.

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Very little sensitive to good stories that end well, the English bookmakers, them, give their national team four times more chances of winning. What does it matter for these spectacular and offensive Danes, who have nothing to lose, launched to the board of the inventor country of football whose selection is in full rebirth. A follower of the famous Dutch striker Johan Cruyff, coach Kasper Hjulmand advocates total football, where the team defends and attacks in one movement. He can count on a trio of successful attackers including Kasper Dolberg, well known to Ligue 1 spectators, since he plays at OGC Nice.


Mikkel Damsgaard, virtuoso Viking

Nicknamed “Damsinho” in his country by Danes more accustomed to more solid midfielders than Brazilian virtuosos, Mikkel Damsgaard is the Danish sensation of this Euro. He turned 21 on the day of the quarter-final against the Czech Republic. Holder after the heart attack of his model, Christian Eriksen, he has long been pampered by the coach who trained him in Danish D2. The prodigy has proven himself this season in Italy, at Sampdoria in Genoa, under the orders of the intractable Claudio Ranieri who has established him for almost every game.


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The ‘mesmerizing’ qualities of women who are not beautiful

For many women, not being beautiful means losing many opportunities in life. But for some, that is a strong point.

A few days ago, Chinese actress Zhang Mong (32 years old) confided: “Living up to now, the thing I regret the most is plastic surgery”. This statement made the hall “dumbfounded” for a long time. No one expected a top beauty like Truong Mong to comment on her appearance like that.

Many viewers said, very much missed her beautiful natural image in the movie “The Beauty of the Mind”. Later her appearance was criticized by her stiff face due to plastic surgery. Not only has she lost her natural beauty, Truong Mong’s acting skills have also deteriorated greatly, having not been able to play a role for three consecutive years.

Actress Truong Mong has a stiff face after many cosmetic surgery. Image: the paper.

When listening to Truong Mong’s confession, actress Hao Lei – director of the event said: “As an actor, I look so fat, but I’m still very confident sitting here. Because no one can. take away my acting skills “.

In the variety show “Women 30+”, actress Dao Hong said that her daughter used to cry because her classmates were ugly. Dao Hong heard that and said: “You are neither ugly nor beautiful. But you can be sure that you are unique and no one can copy you.”

Dao Hong’s comments were praised by Chinese internet users. They said that she did not praise, disparage, but told her the truth about her appearance easily and frankly. At the same time, guide your child to see the unique characteristics, because that is the most valuable thing.

A few years ago, an average-looking girl became famous in “I am an Actor” (I am an actress) for her outstanding acting. She is Nham To Tich. Before that, because her face did not match the public’s aesthetic, she had little reputation in the entertainment world.

Later, although famous throughout China for her acting skills, many people disapproved of her long face. But Nham does not care, she said: “Twenty years old, I feel sad because others say I am not beautiful. At the age of 30, people say I am not beautiful, I no longer care, because I am not for other people. mature”.

According to Nham, no matter how she looks, every girl does not need to be proud of her beauty or feel guilty for being ugly. “Looks may take you for a while, but in the end it’s a unique personality that will allow you to go further.”

Not long ago, the appearance of a girl on the T-shaped runway of Shenzhen Fashion Week caught everyone’s attention.

That girl had confident eyes and straightforward steps. One glance at the short sleeves is noticeable: she has no arms.

Lei Qing Dao performs in a fashion show in Shenzhen.  Photo: sina.

Lei Qing Dao performs in a fashion show in Shenzhen. Image: sina.

This girl named Lei Khanh Dao, at the age of 3, unfortunately lost her arm due to electric shock. The 3-year-old doesn’t understand what this means to him, but the family is very sad. In order for him to live in a “safe zone”, the father cut Lei’s long hair off, and his mother threw away the beautiful dresses. Lei cried asking her mother to wear short-sleeved dresses, she said: “I have no more arms, what to wear for?”

Excited, she thought, why did she lose the right to pursue beauty because she had no arms? “Although I was a child, I understood that losing my arm does not mean life will end, giving up all pursuits and letting others arrange.”

She not only wants to be beautiful, but also goes to school by herself, bike, swim …

When Lei proposed to his family to practice cycling at the age of 7, everyone disagreed, everyone thought it was a miracle. She begged her father, he also agreed to help her practice. But every time his father let go of his hand, Lei’s car fell. The father eventually got impatient and left for another job. But Lei didn’t give up. Every day she carried a beautiful old car heavy on her shoulder to practice in the bamboo forest near her house. Because there were few passersby, no one saw her, her limbs were bruised and her face was swollen. Losing the support of her arm, Lightning fell countless times, each time in pain, but she was very grateful: “Where I live, every single drop of sunshine makes me feel so much each time. Running in the field and looking up at the sky, I thought again: Wow, my world is so big! “.

“There are countless possibilities in this world. Who says good things won’t happen to me?”

After that, Lei became a disabled swimmer, actor and famous model. This girl did not lose courage because of her own shortcomings.

Every woman has the right to love beauty, but admittedly not everyone is perfect. Only when you can accept imperfections and realize your own worth can you live a beautiful life.

On the popular variety show “The Actor, Please Get In”, a girl with a simple appearance and short physique won praise from four directors sitting on the judges chair, famous for her difficult and harsh. Famous director atur Dong Thang had to say: “I give you 100 points, you have the opportunity to be queen”.

Why is an ordinary girl, who does not study acting professionally, be highly appreciated? According to Jackie Li, she did not imitate the character in the original movie, but imagined that things like that happened to her. “I can only play myself”the girl said.

Jackie Li's parents said that she was not beautiful enough to be a public figure with small eyes and a big face.  Photo: sina.

Jackie Li’s parents said that she was not beautiful enough to be a public figure with small eyes and a big face. Image: sina.

Years ago, Jackie Li’s dream of becoming an actress was laughed at by everyone. They believe that she is not beautiful enough to be a public person with small eyes and a big face. But Jackie Li thinks differently, she said that if she wants to find a beautiful actress, there are mountains, but to find a girl with personality, funny, she is unique. “I’m not pretty but I’m the only one, not a copy of anyone,” she said.

“Some girls look very beautiful but when standing in a crowd, they are not much different from thousands of beauties. But there are some girls, though not eye-catching at first glance, but the more interesting they look at them, Jackie Li is such a person, “said the director of Atrium Dong Thang.

He also said that being beautiful is always his strong point. However, for girls whose looks don’t match the public’s aesthetic, they still have a thousand ways to make themselves stand out and live beautiful.

Vy Trang (According to the sohu)