The 2023 U-12 City and Province Competition was held in Gyeongju from the 3rd to the 6th. 토토사이트링크 The Korea Football Association took a break from the annual King of Kings match and held a provincial competition for the first time this year. It is a kind of national competition in which representative players are selected for each city and province, and the KFA has entrusted the selection method to the regional soccer associations of each province.
In the meantime, there was a problem in the selection process of players by a local football association. The local soccer association chose the ‘starter match’ as a method of selecting players.
The local soccer association sent an official letter to each elementary school leader saying, We will select the final number of players for the following players, and asked them to participate in the selection match. And tests were conducted on players on the list.
However, controversy arose as one player, A, who did not participate in the selection match in the final list was included. It was confirmed that player A had a personal overseas schedule on the day of the test. The soccer community in elementary school protested.
The local football association said it was a player who did not need a starting match. “Player A was evaluated as the best player in the region, said B, director of the local soccer association in charge of selection. There was no problem because the player selection committee also unanimously selected it. If there was another outstanding player in the selection match, I would have selected that player, he explained. Director B is the elementary school coach of player A.
Nevertheless, he admitted to making procedural mistakes. Director B said, “If player A did not go abroad, it is of course right to participate in the selection match. After discussions, they decided to choose a player with excellent skills when they could not come to the test. It is our mistake to fail to announce that we are selecting player A in advance. I understand misunderstanding or opposition to this,” he said.
The KFA also found out the fact. A KFA official said, It was the first tournament to be held, so we entrusted the authority to select players to the local soccer association. In the case of the region, it is true that there was a problem in the process. The system needs to be improved. We will not hurt fairness in selecting players, he said.
I am also thinking about the fact that Director B is the coach of Player A. It is the leaders who know best about the scene. If they do not consider their opinions, they may not be able to select the right players, he said. We have confirmed a number of problems through this competition, and we will discuss improvement.