Jeonbuk Hyundai requested a forfeit from the Pohang Steelers. This is because one more Pohang player played for 6 minutes.

Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers drew 1-1 in the 35th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th. 

In this game, Pohang’s fullback Kim Yong-hwan fell while struggling with Jeonbuk defender Kim Jin-su in the 26th minute of the first half, felt pain in his ankle, and was carried out on a cart. Pohang tried to replace the injured Kim Yong-hwan and add fullback Shin Kwang-hoon, but Kim In-seong’s uniform number, 7, was written on the replacement board. Shin Gwang-hoon entered the field, and Kim In-seong, not Kim Yong-hwan, had to step down to the bench.

In a chaotic atmosphere, Kim In-seong roamed the pitch, and Shin Kwang-hoon, who was scheduled to be substituted, also stepped on the pitch. Because Kim Yong-hwan was out due to injury, 11 players played, but according to records, 12 Pohang players played. This situation continued for 6 minutes.

On the 29th, Jeonbuk said, “We are raising an objection in accordance with Article 33, Paragraph 2 of the Federation Competition Regulations in relation to the game between Pohang Steelers in the K League 1 35R held on the 28th (Saturday), and in accordance with this regulation, 1) Pohang’s 0:3 “We have completed the receipt of an official objection requesting 2) forfeiture of cards and 2) post-expulsion disciplinary action against players Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon.”

According to the Korea Professional Football League regulations, ‘If an ineligible player is discovered to have participated in an official game during or after the game and an objection is raised by the opposing club within 48 hours after the end of the game, the club in which the ineligible player played will lose 0-3. It is deemed to have been done.’ 

The key issue is whether Kim In-seong, who was substituted on record, is classified as an ‘unqualified player’. If Jeonbuk’s protest is accepted, Pohang is likely to suffer a 0-3 forfeit. 카지노사이트

There was a similar case in the K League 1 round 30 match (1-1 draw) between Gwangju and Jeju, which took place on September 18, 2021. After this game, Jeju raised an objection that Gwangju had exceeded the designated number of player substitutions, and after review, the Professional Football Federation declared Gwangju to forfeit the loss. 

Jeonbuk said, “This is an issue that cannot be taken lightly as the player replacement procedure, which is the most basic and important principle in the game rules and regulations, is incorrect, and an accurate decision is necessary for the status of the K-League. “I hope the Professional Football League makes a wise decision,” he said.

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