Referee blamed for Munich-Freiburg game in Germany last year
Wolfsburg forfeit for exceeding substitutes in 2021

All eyes are on the Korean Football Association’s final decision on the substitution mistake that occurred in the K League 1 match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers on March 28. Overseas, the issue of who was more to blame for the mistake has been weighed in the debate, resulting in a split decision.

The league said it will hold a match evaluation committee on April 30 to review overseas cases to determine whether Pohang should forfeit the match.

The most similar case is a regular season match between Bayern Munich and Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on April 2 last year.

At that time, Munich tried to take off Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso at the same time in the second half of the 40th minute, but during the substitution process, Coman remained on the field and played with 12 men for about 17 seconds.

After officials from both teams realized what had happened, they consulted with the referee and the game was replayed, with Munich winning 4-1.

Freiburg filed a complaint with the German Football Association after the game, claiming that Munich had violated the rules by playing an ineligible player.

According to the International Football Association’s (IFAB) Laws of the Game, if an “ineligible player” is substituted into a match, the club will receive a 0-3 forfeit.

However, the German Football Association did not impose a forfeit on Munich, saying that the referees were more to blame for the substitution process than Munich.

On the other hand, in the Jeonbuk-Pohang match, Pohang made a mistake in the substitution list.

Pohang listed Kim In-sung as a substitute for Shin Kwang-hoon, not Kim Yong-hwan, who was injured.

The referee mistook Shin’s replacement for Kim Yong-hwan, who was being treated off the field, and played the game anyway.

This would not have happened if Pohang had submitted the substitution list correctly in the first place.

The club’s mistake is similar to a match between Wolfsburg and Münster in the first round of the German Football Association (DFB) Cup on August 8, 2021.

Wolfsburg made six substitutions, beyond the allowed five, to win 3-1.

After Munster filed a complaint, the German Football Association declared a forfeit, saying that Wolfsburg was more to blame for not complying with the substitution rule than the referee for not managing it.

While Wolfsburg blamed the referee for announcing the substitutions during the game, the DFB believed that the club was more responsible for making the mistake in the first place.

Substitution mistakes can also be found in Korea.

On September 18, 2021, Gwangju FC made a fourth substitution beyond the three allowed, resulting in a 0-3 forfeit loss against Jeju United in the K League 1.

The federation explained at the time that “the responsibility to comply with the regulations basically lies with the team participating in the match.”

In some cases, the referees were held accountable. On July 1, 2000, during a match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Bucheon SK (now Jeju) in the 39th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk substituted Cho Ran for Park Sung-bae in a corner kick situation, which resulted in 12 players playing for about 10 seconds.

Bucheon filed a complaint with the federation, but the referees were at fault for the substitution and did not discipline Jeonbuk.

Meanwhile, the federation is expected to review overseas cases and make a decision by midweek. 카지노사이트존

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