Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce), who won a gold medal in men’s soccer at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, has reportedly not yet been discharged from the military despite receiving special benefits for military service.
According to News1 on March 23, 안전카지노사이트 Cho was unable to participate in basic military training because he was preparing for the upcoming season when he enlisted, so he was able to be discharged after completing it.
Not only that, but Cho also has to go through the administrative process through the relevant agencies, including the Armed Forces Sports Ministry and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, before he can be discharged. This is quite a complicated process that can take as long as a month and a half and as long as three months from the date of application.
An official from Cho’s team, Gimcheon Commerce, said, “Coach Jung Jung-yong decided to take him out of the lineup for the rest of the season out of consideration. He is currently on vacation,” explaining, “He will enter basic military training on the 30th, but the exact date of his discharge has not yet been announced.”
Fans of Cho’s hometown team, FC Seoul, want him to return as soon as possible, but there are still procedures in place. Especially now that FC Seoul has dropped to the lower division, Final B, the team is desperate to get him back.
Fortunately, military veterans are allowed to register on the roster of their original team immediately after discharge, regardless of the transfer period. However, an FC Seoul official reportedly said, “It will be difficult for him to play in a game even if the schedule is right because he just came out of training for four weeks.”
Earlier, Cho Young-wook scored the winning goal in the 11th minute of the men’s soccer final against Japan at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China. The Asian Games gold medal earned him an early discharge from military service.