The August semifinals schedule has been postponed due to variables such as jamboree disruption and Typhoon Kanun.
The 2023 Hana One Q Korea Football Association (FA) Cup schedule, which had been suspended for about three months due to external variables such as the Saemangeum Jamboree disruption and Typhoon Kanun, will resume with the second semi-final match. 스포츠토토
Professional soccer K-League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai and Incheon United will battle for a ticket to the finals at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on November 1 at 7 p.m.
Jeju United and Pohang Steelers will also play the FA Cup semifinals at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, Jeju at 7:30 pm on the same day.
Although Jeonbuk is a ‘famous team’ representing the league, it has experienced ups and downs this season and is seeking to restore its reputation through the FA Cup.
While rival Ulsan Hyundai secured the league championship early on and enjoyed the joy of two consecutive losses for the first time in the club’s history, Jeonbuk is lagging in fourth place.
Since the introduction of the promotion system in 2013, Jeonbuk’s final ranking has never fallen below 3rd place.
Jeonbuk, which also won the FA Cup last year, is aiming for its second consecutive title, but to do so, it must first defeat Incheon.
Incheon, which remembers the pain it suffered eight years ago when it was frustrated on the brink of winning, has enough motivation.
Incheon, which reached the FA Cup final for the first time in the club’s history in 2015, lost to FC Seoul and missed out on the championship.
Incheon, which runs three competitions in parallel, including the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), regular league, and FA Cup, is attempting to reach the finals for the first time in eight years despite the absence of key players such as Shin Jin-ho and Delbridge due to injury.
Pohang, who missed the expected K-League 1 come-from-behind victory, is now focusing on the FA Cup.
In fact, in the K-League 1 round 35 away game against Jeonbuk on the 28th, Pohang’s coach Kim Ki-dong showed a player selection with follow-up schedules such as the FA Cup and ACL in mind, including removing Jeka, Ko Young-jun, and Kim Seung-dae from the starting lineup.
Meanwhile, Jeju is the club with the most disappointing performance this season among the teams that reached the semifinals.
As such, winning the FA Cup is also the most urgent need.
Jeju, which fell to 9th place in the league, failed to participate in the ACL, so the only competition they can aim to win is the FA Cup.
The last time Jeju reached the FA Cup final was 19 years ago.
In 2004, during the time of its predecessor, Bucheon SK, it finished in second place after a fierce battle with Busan Icons (now Busan I’Park) that went all the way to a penalty shootout in the final.
The two teams that advanced through the semifinals will decide the final winner in the single finals three days later, on November 4th.
Originally, the two FA Cup semi-finals this season were scheduled to be held on August 9.
However, it was postponed for reasons other than soccer.
The Jeonbuk-Incheon match was affected by the Saemangeum Jamboree disruption.
As concerns were raised about the health and safety of participants due to the heat wave at the jamboree site, confusion arose as the government changed the K-pop concert scheduled to be held at the Saemangeum campground to Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
In addition, as Typhoon Kanun was predicted to land, the government decided to move jamboree participants to the metropolitan area and changed the K-pop concert venue to Seoul, and plans to hold the FA Cup again were reviewed.
However, at the time, Incheon, who were playing an away game against Jeonbuk in K League 1, had already left Jeonju, so the situation was not favorable and it was eventually postponed.
The Jeju-Pohang game was canceled just before kickoff.
After discussions between officials until just before the afternoon kickoff on August 9, the day of the game, it was decided that normal progress would be impossible due to sudden weather changes caused by Typhoon Kanun, so it was postponed, and the two teams ended up facing each other about three months later. 메이저사이트 백링크