Kim Eun-joong, who made it to the semifinals at the ‘2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Under-20 (U-20) Argentina World Cup’, will receive a reward.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the morning of the 27th that it held its 4th board of directors meeting at the Seoul Jongno-gu Soccer Center and confirmed the U-20 national team reward plan.
According to the resolution of the board of directors on this day, 15 million won will be paid equally to each of the 21 players who advanced to the semifinals at the 2023 U-20 Argentina World Cup. A total of 477 million won in prize money will be given to a total of 34 players (players, managers, coaches, and staff). In the 2019 competition just before the runner-up, 20 million won was paid per player.
The U-20 national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong finished 먹튀검증fourth in the tournament. Korea, which defeated France in the first game of the group stage, advanced to the round of 16 as second place in the group, then defeated Ecuador in the round of 16 and Nigeria in the quarterfinals. Although they lost to Italy in the semifinals and Israel in the third and fourth place matches, they were victorious in Asian football by making the semifinals or higher for the second consecutive time following the runner-up in the previous tournament.
Captain Lee Seung-won scored 7 attack points (3 goals and 4 assists) and won the Bronze Ball, which is equivalent to the 3rd best player in the tournament. Kim Ji-soo, who firmly guarded Korea’s back door, confirmed his transfer to Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL) on the 26th, using his performance in this tournament as a stepping stone, and was named as the 15th Korean Premier League player.
Kim Eun-joong returned to Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 14th. At the time, coach Kim Eun-jung said, “Before the competition, the players didn’t get much attention, but the players proved it through the competition. I also confirmed that they have infinite potential.” He continued, “This is not the end, but I hope to return to my team, win the competition with myself, and win the competition with my seniors to see them play a lot in the stadium.”
Meanwhile, at the board of directors of the Korea Football Association, a plan for the operation of the subcommittee for deliberation was also reported. The subcommittee serves to collect the directors’ opinions in advance on the agenda to be presented to the board of directors in each field. In order to reflect their expertise, the board of directors will be divided into three areas (competition, technology, and management).
In addition, the board of directors revised regulations related to artificial turf certification procedures and quality standards. Recently, as the artificial turf certification system of the Korea Football Association and the Professional Football Federation was integrated, revision was necessary, and to reflect the latest regulations of the Korea Sports Council and FIFA.