The Taegeuk Warriors, who gave a great impression to the people through the World Cup stage, also took care of a good side income. As Chung Mong-gyu, head of the Korea Football Association, offered additional rewards to the national team that reached the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the reward per player for the national soccer team is expected to increase to a maximum of 340 million won.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 12th that Chung decided to separately donate an additional reward of 2 billion won for the World Cup team. The association added that it plans to equally distribute this 2 billion won to 26 players.
Previously, the players were supposed to receive 210 million to 270 million won per person, including rewards based on World Cup results and contributions after passing the Asian final qualifiers, as decided by the Football Association’s board of directors. In addition, an additional 70 million won was received, bringing the reward per person to a maximum of 340 million won.
Originally, the Football Association received 13 million dollars (approximately 17 billion won) for advancing to the round of 16 according to FIFA’s dividend standard for World Cup participating countries, and planned to use more than half of it for team rewards, but various expenses were not executed. It was a situation that caught my ankle.
What caused disruptions to the existing reward plan was ▷7.9 billion won for national team operation costs for World Cup Asian qualifiers (4.6 billion won) and finals (3.3 billion won) ▷1.6 billion won for repayment of FIFA loans supported by the COVID-19 crisis ▷Passing the World Cup Asian final qualifiers This is while executing 3.3 billion won in prize money for the athletes.
In the midst of this, the Korea Football Association explained that the total amount of rewards for the World Cup players, including advances to the finals and the finals, increased to 11.5 billion won thanks to President Chung’s donation. The association added that this is the largest scale compared to the countries that have advanced to the round of 16. 스포츠토토
Chairman Chung said, “The national team showed the development of Korean football with good game contents and results in this World Cup, and gave great courage and hope to football fans and the people.” “I decided to donate,” he said.
Meanwhile, national team captain Son Heung-min will leave for England via Incheon International Airport on the 13th and join his team, Tottenham Hotspur. The first official game schedule for Son Heung-min’s team is an away match between Brentford and English Premier League round 17 at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 26th, ‘Boxing Day’.