Professional football K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai face off in the opening match of the 2023 season.먹튀검증 According to the ‘Guard of Honor’ custom, where the winning team from last season receives applause from the opposing team before entering, attention is focused on whether the Ulsan players will receive applause from the Jeonbuk players in this opening game.
Ulsan and Jeonbuk will open the 2023 K-League 1 opening game at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan at 2:00 pm on the 25th. In general, in the official opening game, the opposing team lines up on the ground first, and applauds the players of the winning team from the previous season as they enter. It means respect and congratulations to the defending champion of the tournament.
Guard of Honor has established itself as a culture in K League 1, with Jeonbuk, who won the K League 1 championship in the 2021 season, entering with applause from the opposing team Suwon FC in the opening game of the 2022 season.
However, the situation this season is rather interesting. This is because the opposing team, Jeonbuk, also won the FA Cup last season. Of course, this confrontation is the K-League stage where Ulsan won, but some point out that it does not make sense for the FA Cup champion team to be a bridesmaid.
Regarding this, an official from the Korea Professional Football Federation said, “There are no separate regulations for the Guard of Honor. However, as a matter of the board of directors’ resolution in 2013, it is being implemented after seeking cooperation from the opponent only before the season opener.” It doesn’t make any difference,” he explained. The federation plans to discuss the matter with the two clubs soon.
Jeonbuk, who had to clap their hands, also finished preparing their hearts to play Guard of Honor. An official from Jeonbuk replied, “It has been going on even when the FA Cup winning team was the opponent for the opening match. However, we have not yet received a related message from the federation.”
An official from the soccer world said, “Jeonbuk, which has won 7 championships over the past 9 years, has always been applauded as the defending champion. There was a movement to get rid of this culture at one time as only Jeonbuk was always applauded.” It will be interesting for the team, Guard of Honor, where Jeonbuk applauds Ulsan.”