The Korea Football Association (FA) Cup semi-final was held in November, and the final was reduced to a single game.
The Korea Football Association released the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup semi-final and final schedule on the 16th.
The semi-finals will be held on November 1 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium (Jeonbuk Hyundai-Incheon United) and Jeju World Cup Stadium (Jeju United-Pohang Steelers).
The FA Cup semi-finals between Jeonbuk-Incheon and Jeju-Pohang were scheduled to be held at Jeonju and Jeju World Cup Stadium on the 9th of this month. However, contrary to the original schedule, all of them have been postponed.
The final will be held on November 4th. The final, which was originally scheduled to be held in a home-and-away format in November, was reduced to a single match.
The FA Cup schedule change is due to the aftermath of the lame operation of the 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree and the typhoon’Kanun’.
As concerns about the health of Saemangeum Jamboree participants were raised due to the heat wave, the government changed the K-pop concert scheduled to be held at the Saemangeum campsite on the 6th to Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 11th.
In addition, as the landing of Typhoon Kanun was announced, the government moved the Jamboree participants to the metropolitan area. The location of the K-pop concert was also changed to Seoul.
In response, the Korea Football Association also reviewed a plan to host the FA Cup. However, as Incheon, who had played an away game against Jeonbuk on the 6th in the K League 1, had left Jeonju, the situation was unfavorable and it was eventually postponed.메이저사이트
The Jeju-Pohang match was postponed due to Typhoon Kanun. Officials who judged that the game could not proceed due to the influence of the typhoon decided to postpone it right before the start of the semi-finals on the 9th.
As the semi-final schedule was postponed to November 1, the final schedule was also changed. The changed semi-final date, November 1, was originally scheduled for the first leg of the final. As the semi-finals were held on this day, the final was changed to a single game instead of the first and second home-and-away matches.
Regarding the reduction of the finals, the Korea Football Association said, “In accordance with the article 12 of the FA Cup competition rules, ‘Contest method,’ the finals may be played as a single game according to the game schedule.”