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Football Club Hit by Political Party’s Improper Campaigning Inside Stadium

Football Club Hit by Political Party’s Improper Campaigning Inside Stadium

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — History shows that when politics meets football, something bad happens. South Korea’s Gyeongnam FC recently learned that lesson the hard way, even though they weren’t the main actors in the story. Gyeongnam, last year’s runners-up in the top-tier K League 1, were penalized by the nation’s pro football league [...]

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

S. Korean Pro Football Adopts Rule on Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football governing body on Friday approved a rule on fine dust to protect the players and fans from bad air quality. The K League said its board members approved a rule that allow match officials to cancel matches when fine dust advisories are issued. According to the rule, if fine dust advisories are issued in between three hours prior to the [...]

Pro Football League to Use Hawk-Eye System for Video Review

Pro Football League to Use Hawk-Eye System for Video Review

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football league said Thursday it will use an English-made video review system starting this season. The K League, operator of pro competitions, said its video assistant referees (VAR) will use Hawk-Eye equipment and software to review action on the pitch. The advanced video technology will be used in both first-tier K League 1 (Classic) and second division K League 2 (Challenge). The Hawk-Eye system is best known for its use of ball tracking in [...]

South Korean Football League Poised to Introduce VAR System in July

South Korean Football League Poised to Introduce VAR System in July

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s pro football league said Monday that a video review system will be implemented next month to reduce refereeing mistakes and enhance the quality of matches. The K League, the operator of the pro football competitions, said the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be adopted July 1 in its first division K League Classic after going through a three-month test. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), [...]