Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

At ​​the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Kim Eun-joong reached the semifinals for two consecutive years and even won the championship, so attention is paid to whether or not he will be rewarded.

South Korea, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, won 1-0 after extra time against Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the 5th (Korean time).스포츠토토

After 90 minutes of the first and second halves were tied without scoring, Choi Seok-hyun (Dankook University) scored the winning goal with a header in the 5th minute of the first half of extra time.

With this, Korea reached the semifinals for the second time in a row following the runner-up in the 2019 Polish tournament, the previous tournament.

It is the fifth time that Korean men’s football has reached the semifinals in a FIFA-sponsored competition, following the 1983 and 2019 tournaments, the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and the 2012 London Olympics.

Among them, the best result was the runner-up in the 2019 U-20 World Cup.

Korea, who reached the semifinals this time, will compete with Italy for the final. It is also interesting to see if there will be a reward in the future for such achievements.

An official from the Korea Football Association said, “Nothing has been discussed about the reward yet.”

[Seoul = Newsis] Kim Eun-jung-ho advanced to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup. (Photo = Provided by the Korea Football Association)
In the 2019 competition, which was previously runner-up, the Football Association paid a reward with a special contribution of 1 billion won donated by Chairman Mong-gyu Chung.

A special reward of 600 million won was given to the athletes and coaches, and 400 million won of nurturing encouragement was provided to 38 domestic middle and high schools that produced U-20 national team players.

The 21 runner-up U-20 players received a reward of around 20 million won each.

If Kim Eun-jung-ho advances over Italy and reaches the final, there is a high possibility that the reward will be similar to that of four years ago.

The fact that the reward was distributed in an ‘equal payment’ method rather than a ‘differential payment’ method based on participation time and contribution is based on the precedents in which players were paid uniformly in the 2009 Egypt tournament, which reached the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup, and the 2013 Turkey tournament. because it was referenced.

In the case of the adult national team, the same amount of 100 million won was paid to the players during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, which reached the semifinals.

Unlike the adult World Cup, there is no separate prize money for the age-specific World Cup, as FIFA excludes commerce.

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