Pohang-North Korea’s messy player substitutions…
The Pohang Steelers of the K-1 professional soccer league are facing a strange situation that could result in a forfeit loss after they failed to make a smooth substitution.
Pohang drew 1-1 with Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 35th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 Final A at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th.
After Jeonbuk took the lead through Gustavo’s penalty kick in the eighth minute of the second half, Pohang equalized through Zeca’s penalty kick in the 24th minute.
However, Pohang was faced with a forfeit due to a substitution in the first half.
In the 23rd minute, Pohang’s overlapping fullback Kim Yong-hwan fell to the ground after a tussle with Jeonbuk defender Kim Jin-soo and was unable to continue playing due to pain in his ankle.
While Kim Yong-hwan was off the field, Pohang tried to make a substitution in the 26th minute, bringing on fullback reserve Shin Kwang-hoon for Kim Yong-hwan.
However, the substitution board raised by the referee showed the number 7 of forward Kim In-sung instead of Kim Yong-hwan’s number 3.
Play resumed in chaotic conditions, and the Jeonbuk bench protested to the referee that Kim In-sung was playing on the ground.
The referee stopped the game and called the Pohang coaching staff to speak with them, leading to a skit in which Pohang belatedly substituted Kim Yong-hwan and Kim Seung-dae, who returned to the bench in the 32nd minute.
Although Kim Yong-hwan was off the field with an injury, the scoreboard showed that Pohang faced Jeonbuk with 12 players for more than six minutes. Kim In-sung could have been an “ineligible player” on paper.
The KFA rules state, “If the use of an ineligible player in an official match is discovered during or after the match and a protest is filed by the opposing club within 48 hours of the end of the match, 카지노사이트 the club in which the ineligible player played shall be deemed to have lost the match 0-3.
The Pro League defines an ineligible player as “any player who is not eligible to play at the time of the offense, such as an unregistered player in the K League, a player who is suspended due to accumulation of warnings or ejection, a player who has been disciplined by a punishment committee, or a player who has violated the foreign player restriction.
It is possible that Kim In-sung could be considered an ‘ineligible player’ as he remained on the field when he was eventually substituted.
There have been cases where substitutions have resulted in forfeit losses.
On September 18, 2021, the 30th round of the K League 1 between Gwangju and Jeju ended in a 1-1 draw.
However, after the game, Jeju protested that “Gwangju made additional substitutions,” and the KFA decided to forfeit the game after reviewing the data.
While there are aspects of the substitution process that the standby referee did not properly check that the substitute was being carried, Pohang was also responsible for the sloppy substitution process.
An official from the professional league explained, “For now, we will have to decide (whether or not there was an illegal player) after hearing all the opinions of the people involved.”
In response, a Jeonbuk official said, “We will officially file a complaint with the professional federation about the incorrect player substitution.” 온라인카지노