The football board was also messed up due to the 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree lame operation.
According to the Korea Football Association on the 7th, it is unclear whether the FA Cup semi-final between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Incheon United will be held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 9th.
It is because of the ‘entertainment administration’ conducted by the government and the Jamboree Organizing Committee over the location of the Jamboree event.
After the opening of the Jamboree, heat-related illnesses appeared one after another in the heatwave, 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 Football Association sent an official letter to Jeonbuk and Incheon on the morning of the 7th to postpone the game scheduled for the 9th.
As the government unilaterally changed the venue, Jeonbuk could not use the Jeonju World Cup Stadium as its ‘home stadium’ this week.
Jeonbuk also announced to fans through social media that the FA Cup semi-final on the 9th and the K League 1 match against Suwon Samsung on the 12th would be postponed.
However, as Typhoon Kanun landed, the government decided to move the Jamboree participants to the metropolitan area.
At the same time, the possibility of changing the K-pop concert venue has increased. The government is reviewing the direction of holding the event at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, not the Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
If the concert is held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, Jeonbuk’s two home games can be played as originally planned.
However, Incheon is showing disapproval.안전놀이터
Incheon’s original schedule was to play two consecutive away matches in Jeonju over the weekend and this week.
Incheon, which played an away match against Jeonbuk in the K League 1 on the 6th, remained in Jeonju, preparing for the FA Cup semi-final.
Then, on that day, an official notice was received from the Football Association that the game was postponed, and the team returned to their accommodation in Incheon in the afternoon.
In this situation, going down to Jeonju again to play the game on the 9th is ‘nonsense’, the Incheon club and fans say.
An official from the Incheon club burst into anger, saying, “According to the rules, if the home team cannot play, it must be played at the away team’s home stadium, but the Football Association unilaterally sent an official notice to change the schedule without consulting a word.”
The Korea Football Association plans to take additional measures when an official announcement is made regarding the venue for the K-pop concert.
An official from the Korea Football Association said, “For now, sending an official letter of postponement is the official final decision,” but “However, it is difficult to say that it was finally postponed (because there are variables related to the K-pop concert).”