‘Jamboree Grenade’ Jeonbuk-Incheon FA Cup semifinal postponed after all
A change of venue for a K-pop concert at the World Scout Jamboree has sparked a firestorm in professional soccer.
The change of venue from Saemangeum to Jeonju World Cup Stadium and then back to Seoul World Cup Stadium ultimately led to the postponement of the FA Cup semifinals between Jeonbuk and Incheon.
Reporter Jeong Ju-hee.
On the 6th, the government and the jamboree organizers postponed the K-pop concert to the 11th and changed the venue to Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
On the 9th, the Korea Football Association notified that the FA Cup semifinal match between Jeonbuk and Incheon, which was scheduled to be held in Jeonju, was postponed.
Not only did the K League match between Jeonbuk and Incheon spark outrage from fans, but Jeonbuk coach Dan Petrescu also expressed his frustration with the sudden rescheduling, calling it “unheard of.”
The away team, Incheon, had to pay cancellation penalties for accommodation and training facilities.
The chaos didn’t end there.
As Typhoon Kanun headed north, the venue for the Jamboree concert was moved back to the Seoul World Cup Stadium, meaning that the FA Cup match could be played in Jeonju as originally scheduled.
The Korea Football Association officially announced that it would postpone the event, saying that there were many variables, including the typhoon, and that the schedule would be negotiated between the association and the two clubs.
“We are sorry for the disruption caused to soccer fans and the two clubs,” they said, but soccer fans were flooding social media with angry posts. 꽁머니사이트
It’s inevitable that the government and the football association will be criticized for the way they’ve handled the situation, which has only added to the confusion of the clubs and their fans.