With the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup semifinals and finals postponed to November, Incheon United coach Cho Sung-hwan, who is in the semifinals, is determined to do his best under the circumstances.바카라

Earlier, the Korea Football Association announced the FA Cup semifinals and final schedule on the 17th.

The two FA Cup semifinals (Jeonbuk Hyundai-Incheon United and Jeju United-Pohang Steelers) were scheduled to take place on August 9, but both matches were postponed due to issues related to the K-POP concert at the World Scouting Jamboree event and the effects of Typhoon Kanun.

After discussing the schedule with the four semifinalists, the KFA decided to hold the two semifinal matches on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the same day as the first leg of the final. The matches will be played at the home stadiums of Jeonbuk and Jeju, as originally scheduled.

The final, which was originally scheduled to be a home-and-home series with Game 1 on November 1 and Game 2 on November 4, was changed to a single-elimination game on November 4.

In particular, the sudden change to a single-elimination final led to criticism that the Korean Football Association had thrown away its authority.

The sudden change to the final meant that the two finalists were more likely to play a neutral site match. If the final had been played home-and-home, the first leg would have been played in front of the home crowd, which was disappointing in many ways.

However, Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan, who is facing Jeonbuk Hyundai in the quarterfinals, was quick to respond.

In a pre-match interview ahead of their K League 1 2023 Round 27 home match against Gwangju FC on the 18th, Cho said, “Considering the fact that the final is not a league but an FA Cup, I don’t think there is much of a home advantage. It doesn’t matter if we play away from home because there will be a lot of Incheon fans there. If we go to the final, it will be enough motivation for us.” “We can’t set the schedule. The federation will have their own difficulties. Everyone will have regrets, but I think it’s right to cope well with the given situation,” he emphasized.
Article courtesy of The Daily Beast

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