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Professional Football League "Referee is Responsible for Substitution Error in Pohang Match... Request for Forfeiture Dismissed"

“There is no fault attributable to the Pohang team… Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon are not unqualified players.”

The Korea Professional Football League dismissed Jeonbuk's request for a forfeit regarding the 'substitution mistake' incident that occurred in the game between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers, saying, "It occurred in the area of ​​referee responsibility."

The Professional Federation announced on the 7th, "We decided not to accept the objection of Jeonbuk Club that the result of the game between Jeonbuk and Pohang in the 35th round of K League 1 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th of last month should be corrected to Pohang's 0-3 forfeit loss."

Accordingly, the result of the match between Jeonbuk and Pohang in the 35th round was confirmed as a 1-1 draw. 온라인카지노사이트

In that game, Pohang wrote 'Kim In-seong out, Shin Kwang-hoon in' instead of 'Kim Yong-hwan out, Shin Gwang-hoon in' on the player substitution sheet.

However, Kim In-seong played on the field, and Kim Yong-hwan received treatment for his injury off the field.

In response, Jeonbuk competed for 6 minutes against an opponent with 12 players on record, and claimed Pohang's 0-3 forfeit on the grounds that an unqualified player played under the K League game regulations.

Regarding the situation at the time, the federation said, "The referee at the time mistakenly thought that Kim Yong-hwan, who was out of the stadium due to an injury, was a replacement player, and the game was played with Shin Gwang-hoon in instead of sending out Kim In-seong.

The referee later recognized the mistake.

“We sent Kim In-seong out in the 31st minute of the first half and continued the game,” he explained.

The federation decided not to accept Jeonbuk's objection to the forfeit, saying, "Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon are not disqualified players under the K League game regulations."

Although Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon participated in the game at the same time, the cause was not the club, but an area entirely under the responsibility of the referee.

Replacing a player during a game is divided into a process where the club decides on a replacement player, requests it from the referee, and the referee makes the substitution.

If even requesting a substitution is the responsibility of the club, then carrying out the substitution is up to the referee.

At that time, Pohang wrote down the players to be replaced as 'No. 7 Kim In-seong (OUT), No. 17 Shin Gwang-hoon (IN)' and submitted it to the second referee.

Even if Pohang's coaching staff wanted to exclude Kim Yong-hwan from the ground, their writing of the wrong note was only Pohang's internal mistake and did not violate the game rules.

However, the violation of the game rules occurred during the referee's replacement.

The procedure of properly checking substitute players and sending them out and then bringing them back in is a process that is carried out under the responsibility of the referee.

However, the federation's decision is that Shin Kwang-hoon's entry into the stadium without the referee sending out Kim In-seong was a result of the referee violating the rules.

Here's the explanation.

Since it was not Pohang's fault, the federation decided that Kim In-seong and Shin Kwang-hoon did not fall under the concept of 'unqualified players' based on the premise that 'players who participated in the game due to the club's own judgment, that is, due to reasons attributable to the club.'

Therefore, it was judged that the decision to forfeit the loss due to the participation of an ineligible player could not be made.

The federation also compared it to past K-League cases.

In 2021, Gwangju FC had an error in the second referee's decision to allow a substitution, but there was also a clear error in the judgment of the Gwangju club in initially deciding on a substitution and requesting the referee, so the fourth substitute was judged to be an ineligible player and was awarded a forfeit.

Also, in 1996, Suwon Samsung exceeded the foreign player participation limit (3) and sent out a fourth foreign player as a replacement.

The federation decided to replace the player and judged him to be an ineligible player due to a violation of the rules of the Suwon club that requested it.

On the other hand, in the game between Jeonbuk and Bucheon in 2000, Jo Ran entered first before Park Seong-bae came out due to a referee's error, temporarily reducing Jeonbuk to 12 players, and the two players were not regarded as ineligible players.

The federation also mentioned overseas cases and explained the reason for dismissing the application to appeal the forfeiture.

Last year, during a match between Freiburg and Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, Kingsley Coman did not leave the ground due to a referee's error, temporarily reducing the number of Munich players to 12, but the German Football Association dismissed Freiburg's appeal.

In addition, in the match between Santos (Brazil) and Blooming (Bolivia) in Group E of the Copa Sudamericana of the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) in June, a player replacement mistake occurred, and Santos was temporarily left with 12 players, and 2021 In October 2018, in a match between Tochigi and Omiya in the Japan J2 League, Omiya temporarily had 12 players, but no forfeit was declared and the match result was recognized as is.

Meanwhile, the Korea Football Association Referee Committee held a referee evaluation subcommittee at the Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 31st of last month and took administrative action to suspend all six referees who presided over the game between Pohang and Jeonbuk for the remainder of the season.