Can we put a stepping stone in Korean soccer, which is suffering from the worst diplomatic power ever? Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association (KFA), is re-challenging the election of five members of the FIFA Council.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold its 33rd general meeting in Manama, Bahrain on the 1st and elect a new executive. AFC President and FIFA Vice-President, AFC Vice-President, FIFA Council member and AFC Executive Committee member are covered.
With the current president of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain) running for the AFC presidency alone, a fourth term is likely, whether Chung will re-enter the FIFA executive board is a matter of interest in the domestic soccer community.
Chairman Chung served as a member of the FIFA Council from 2017 to 2019, but failed to be re-elected in 2019. Already, Korean soccer was less vocal than before on the international stage and was suffering from a lack of diplomatic power, but at the time, Chung’s defeat in the election had a great shockwave. Chairman Chung’s re-challenge for the FIFA Council member election after four years is like regaining a diplomatic window that Korean football has lost. 메이저사이트
Challenging for the FIFA Council member elections are Chairman Chung, Dujaokai (China), Kelp Gozo (Japan), Mariano V. Araneta (Philippines), Sheikh Ahmad Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar), Yasser Al Miseshal (Saudi Arabia), Datuk Haji Hamiddin There are seven of them, including Bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia). They compete for a total of five spots. Dujaokai, Kelp and Mariano are currently members of the FIFA Council. challenge for tenure
It’s not easy to be in the top 5 out of 7 people. Recently, the wind in the Middle East with ‘oil money’ has reached its peak. Last year, in the selection of the host of the 2023 Asian Cup, Korea failed to attract the bid as it was greatly pushed back by Qatar, where the Middle East has gathered. Among the AFC multiple officials, there are also voices that KFA’s diplomatic strategy, including Chairman Chung, should be fresher. Chairman Chung toured major Asian countries ahead of the election and appealed for his support, but this time, he must overcome the Middle East. Candidates have appeared not only in Qatar, but also in Saudi Arabia, which is aiming to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, Han Eun-kyung, vice president of the North Korean Football Association, was nominated as a female member of the AFC Executive Committee.