6 Referees Involved in Player Replacement for Jeonbuk-Pohang Game

6 referees involved in player replacement for Jeonbuk-Pohang game suspended for remainder of season

The referees who failed to properly manage the player replacement situation in the 35th round of the professional soccer K-League 1 match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers were suspended for the remainder of the season.

Jeonbuk-Pohang Match

The Korea Football Association Referee Committee held a referee evaluation subcommittee at the Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 31st,

in relation to the ‘violation of compliance with replacement procedures’ that occurred in the Jeonbuk-Pohang match held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th.

All six referees who presided over the match were judged took administrative action to suspend allocation for the remainder of the season. 바카라사이트

The referee committee held six referees (referee, second referee, first assistant referee, second assistant referee, video assistant referee (VAR) referee, and assistant VAR referee)

responsible for violating the enforcement and compliance of Article 3, Paragraph 3 of the game rules.

It was decided to suspend the allocation of remaining league games and the allocation of other games,

such as the FA Cup.


In particular, the referee and standby referee,

who are more responsible for failing to implement the relevant rules while presiding over the game,

have decided to refer the matter of demoting the relevant referee by one level to the referee committee’s year-end agenda

in relation to the registration of referees in K-League 1 and K-League 2 next year. did.

This ‘player replacement incident’ occurred in the 22nd minute of the first half of the Jeonbuk-Pohang match

when Pohang defender Kim Yong-hwan was receiving treatment off the ground due to an injury,

and Pohang requested a player replacement.

Pohang requested Shin Kwang-hoon to play as a substitute instead of Kim In-seong,

but the referee misunderstood that the injured Kim Yong-hwan was being replaced,

so they allowed Shin Kwang-hoon to come on when Kim In-seong did not leave the field.

Because of this, a situation occurred where Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon played together for about 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

FA Cup

Afterwards, the referee, who recognized that the substitution was incorrect,

sent Kim In-seong out of the ground and the game resumed.

Lee Jeong-min, Chairman of the Referee Committee, said,

“The referee must thoroughly manage and supervise the procedures for players’ injuries and treatment,

as well as entering and exiting the stadium due to player replacement.”

“The referee’s mistake can be said to be a human mistake,

but it is difficult to tolerate it in K-League 1,

which is the highest level of Korean soccer,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Korea Professional Football League will decide whether to forfeit or otherwise take action for the game in question after thorough review.

An official from the Professional Federation said, “As it is not a matter to be judged mechanically,

we need more time to review it,” and added, “As K-League games will not be held for the time being due to the FA Cup schedule, etc.,

it is time to make a reasonable decision rather than a quick one.”

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