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种族主义斗士——“足球先生”罗纳尔迪尼奥

2006-07-29 13:09

  Brazil's newly-crowned FIFA World Footballer of the Year Ronaldinho said he was committed to the fight against racism in the sport.

  Ronaldinho, who beat out Thierry Henry of France and Ukrainian 2004 European Footballer of the Year Andriy Shevchenko for the prize, said the scourge of racism had to be stamped out.

  “Personally, I have never been the victim of racism but I got to know about several incidents. That's why I decided to take part in a campaign against racism with Thierry Henry,” Ronaldinho said at Monday's gala evening at the Zurich opera house.

  “We are trying to get through to football supporters that they must not think of this sort of ideology during the 90 minutes of a football match. I am very committed in the fight against racism.”

  FIFA president Sepp Blatter said once again he was determined to eradicate racism from football.

  “During the last few weeks and months, football has once more emerged to become the victim of racism,” Blatter said. “But we need society as a whole to help us.”

  Meanwhile FIFA's disciplinary commission has decided what action to take following the racist chanting aimed at England players during Spain's 1-0 victory in Madrid on November 17.

  However FIFA said they would not reveal their decision until Tuesday or even Wednesday. Rumours suggest the Spanish football federation will suffer a severe punishment but FIFA declined to comment.

  Meanwhile the top player of 2004, Ronaldinho, has simply had a great year.

  His club Barcelona are racing away at the top of the Spanish league and Brazil are well on course to qualify for the 2006 World Cup from South American qualifiers.

  Ronaldinho was acclaimed by Pele himself as the best player at the 2002 World Cup and it is not surprising his talent has been finally recognised with this award.

  Ronaldinho's blinding pace unhinged England's defence in the quarter-finals to set up a goal for Rivaldo, and his audacious free-kick caught out David Seaman to seal a 2-1 victory for Brazil.

  Arguably he was the most important component of Brazil's vaunted 'Triple R' strike-force at those 2002 finals, surging forward from just behind Ronaldo and Rivaldo and pulling opposing defenders out of position.

  Undoubtedly he was one of the key components of Brazil winning their unprecedented fifth World Cup title.

  The award comes after a great year at Barcelona, for whom he signed from PSG for 30 million euros in July 2003 under the noses of Manchester United who were also courting him.

  After a lacklustre first six months in the Catalonian capital, he started to show top form and helped them to an incredible late season surge which saw them just fail to take the title from eventual champions Valencia.

  This season, his confidence has grown under coach Frank Rijkaard and he has blossomed into a truly magnificent player, aided by the excellent Portuguese midfielder Deco.

  中文:

  巴西球员罗纳尔迪尼奥刚刚荣获国际足联的本年度“足球先生”桂冠。他说,自己肩负对抗体育运动中存在的种族歧视的重任。

  罗纳尔迪尼奥力压法国球星蒂埃里·亨利和乌克兰的2004年欧洲足球先生安德烈·舍甫琴科,捧回世界足球先生的奖项。他说,种族主义的祸端必须被彻底消除。

  “就个人而言,我从来没有成为过种族歧视的受害者,但我听说过几起这样的事例。这就是我为什么决定和蒂埃里·亨利一起参加反对种族主义的运动。”罗纳尔迪尼奥本周一在苏黎世歌剧院的庆祝晚会上说。

  “我们试图和球迷对话,告诉他们在一场90分钟的球赛中,不应该用那样的思维方式来看比赛。在反对种族歧视的斗争中我会绝对尽心尽力。”

  国际足联主席塞普·布拉特再次表示,他决心要彻底根除足球运动中存在的种族偏见和歧视。

  “在前几个礼拜、乃至前几个月里,足球又一次沦为种族主义的牺牲品,我们需要整个社会来帮助我们。”布拉特说。

  与此同时,国际足联纪律委员会已经决定了在“种族主义歌曲”事件发生后采取何种行动。11月17日,西班牙在首都马德里以1:0取胜后,球场爆发出针对英格兰球员的种族主义歌曲。

  国际足联表示,他们不会在周二甚至周三前透露所做的决定。有谣传说西班牙足联会遭到严厉处罚,但是国际足联拒绝就此发表评论。

  不过在这一年里,2004年度最佳球员罗纳尔迪尼奥的确过得非常顺利。

  他所在的巴塞罗纳俱乐部在西班牙足球联赛中高居榜首,巴西在2006年世界杯南美赛区预选赛中也进展顺利。

  连球王贝利都盛赞罗纳尔迪尼奥是2002年世界杯上表现最佳的球员,罗纳尔迪尼奥此次获奖也就不足为奇了,这个奖只是充分证明了他的天赋和才能而已。

  在四分之一决赛中,罗纳尔迪尼奥用“罗式花腿”晃过了英国的后防,为里瓦尔多提供了一次射门机会,后来他一记大胆的任意球又突破了门将大卫·希曼的薄弱环节,以2:1的比分为巴西锁定胜局。

  由此可见,在2002年的那些决赛、半决赛和1/4决赛中,他是巴西引以为傲的进攻主力“三R组合”中最重要的一员,他从罗纳尔多和里瓦尔多身后脱颖而出,横扫对方防守队员。

  无庸质疑,他是巴西史无前例地夺得第五次世界杯冠军的关键因素之一。

  他在巴塞罗纳的一年表现优异,随后获得了本年度世界足球先生的桂冠。2003年7月,他以三千万欧元的价格从巴黎圣日耳曼(PSG)转会到巴塞罗纳,放弃了就在眼前向他招手的的曼联。

  小罗呆在加泰罗尼亚首府的头六个月没什么出彩之处,随后他开始展现出良好的竞技状态,帮助他们在赛季晚期取得了惊人成就,只是没从巴伦西亚队手中抢到最后的冠军。

  这个赛季,在教练弗兰克·里杰卡尔德手下他的自信心增强了,在优秀的葡萄牙中锋德科的协助下,逐渐长成了一位真正的出色球员。

  词汇:

  scourge: a source of widespread, dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war(祸端,苦难和破坏的根源)

  gala: marked by lavish or festive celebration(以奢华或节日庆祝为特色的)

  get through to : 与……联系,与……通话

  blinding: 使人眼花缭乱的,使失去判断力的

  free-kick: 任意球

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