FA Cup ‘delay confirmed’ due to jamboree limping… The next victim is FC Seoul
On the 9th, the Jeonbuk-Suwon semi-final match was finally postponed due to back and forth administration,
The K-pop concert was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium… Concern over possible lawn damage
Korea Football Association
The Korea Football Association FA Cup Jeonbuk Hyundai-Incheon United semi-final was eventually postponed due to the lame operation of the 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 8th that it has finally decided to postpone the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup semi-final match between Jeonbuk and Incheon,
which was scheduled to be held at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 9th.
The match schedule will be announced later after consultation with the Football Association and both clubs. 바카라사이트
The Korea Football Association said, “We plan to maintain the postponement decision made yesterday, considering that various factors such as Typhoon Kanun in the north are variable.”
Regarding the claim that the game should be held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium,
Incheon’s home stadium, as it can be seen that the reason for the postponement occurred due to circumstances on the part of Jeonbuk,
The Football Association explained that it was impossible as the current situation does not meet the requirements for changing the venue according to regulations.
An official from the Korea Football Association said, “If you look at the rules, the away team has to play the game only when the home club gives up holding the game or when the home stadium’s facility standards such as lighting are insufficient, so the game cannot be played.”
“This situation, which has been done, does not meet the requirements,” he said.
The root cause of the postponement of this match lies in the government and the Jamboree Organizing Committee’s ‘administration of entertainment’.
After the Opening of the Jamboree
After the opening of the Jamboree, heat-related illnesses appeared one after another in the heat, raising concerns about the health of the participants,
So the government changed the date and venue of the K-pop concert from the Saemangeum campsite on the 6th to the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 11th.
This announcement was made only in the afternoon of the 6th, and the Korea Football Association sent an official letter to Jeonbuk and Incheon at noon on the 7th to postpone the game scheduled for the 9th.
Later, when the Korea Meteorological Administration announced the arrival of Typhoon Kanun, the government decided to move the Jamboree participants to the metropolitan area.
At the same time, the K-pop concert venue was also changed to Seoul.
As the match could be played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, the Korea Football Association considered holding the event normally, but this time Incheon was at a loss.
Incheon, which played an away match against Jeonbuk on the 6th in the K League 1, remained in Jeonju to prepare for the FA Cup semi-finals.
Incheon insisted that the match be changed to Incheon home according to the rules of the tournament,
but the Football Association’s interpretation of the rules was different from that of Incheon, and the final decision was made to postpone the game.
The Korea Football Association said, “Due to variables related to the Jamboree event, it is regrettable that soccer fans who planned to observe the match,
both clubs preparing for home and away matches, caused disruptions in their schedules and preparations.”
Meanwhile, the Korea Professional Football Federation announced that the K-League 1 Round 26 Jeonbuk-Suwon Samsung match,
which kicks off at 7 p.m. on the 12th, will proceed as scheduled, as the K-pop concert and closing ceremony will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
FC Seoul, which uses the Seoul World Cup Stadium as its home stadium, does not have a big problem with the schedule because the 26th round is played in Daejeon.
However, the controversy is expected to continue as there is a high possibility that the grass at the Seoul World Cup Stadium will be greatly damaged during a large-scale concert event attended by tens of thousands of people.
An official in the soccer world said, “The government taking away the K-League ground,
the home of Korean football, with a single word reminds me of the days of military dictatorship in the past.”
It is time for a fundamental change, such as the club taking responsibility for the operation of the stadium, not the facility corporation,” he said.