Referees from the Korea Football Association gathered together for a better season.
With less than a week left until the opening of the 2023 K League 1, the 12 teams of the K League 1 are preparing for the season while sweating at their respective training grounds. But it wasn’t just the professional soccer team preparing for the season.
The Korea Football Association conducted a winter off-season training for professional referees belonging to the Korea Football Association in Namhae, Gyeongsangnam-do from February 6 to 10.
Referee winter field training includes not only basic physical strength training, but also education to prevent unethical behavior such as match fixing and doping, and consists of group discussions for a better season and fair judgment.
Referee Kim Woo-seong, whom we met at the field training ground on the 8th, explained, “The referees, like the players, are conducting winter training every year.” said.
Next, referee Kim enumerated the specific composition of the off-season training, saying, “We also have a group discussion time to talk 먹튀검증about the good and bad decisions of last season for a better season.”
On the other hand, referee Jang Jong-pil, assigned to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup match to be held in Uzbekistan on the 1st of next month, was asked what kind of effort is required to be assigned to an international competition, saying, “Physical strength, rules, and We need a good evaluation,” he explained.
In addition, referee Jang did not forget his determination, saying, “I will do my best as this is a tournament representing my country.”
Lastly, the referees delivered a special message to the K-League fans who are waiting for the upcoming season.
Referee Kim said, “We are not bad people. (Laughter) If you get to know us, we’re like the big brother next door, so please give us a word of warm support.” also revealed
The job of a football referee is a must-have for the football game to proceed. However, the joys and sorrows of both teams are mixed in one decision, and it is likely to be at the center of controversy.
That is why the referees were silently sweating in a place where they did not receive much attention for a game in which the players were the main characters, not themselves.