President Chung Mong-kyu, who failed to enter FIFA again, is pushed back in the Philippines and Malaysia

Chung Mong-gyu (61), president of the Korea Football Association,’s entry into the International Football Federation (FIFA) ended in failure again.

While the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held its 33rd General Assembly in Manama, Bahrain on the 1st (Korean time), President Chung failed in the FIFA Council member election, which was the only one to challenge. The FIFA Council, which replaced the existing Executive Committee, is a key body that deliberates and decides on major international football policies.

The failure itself was disappointing, but the voting results were even more disastrous. The gap between the winners and the winners was huge. Chairman Chung returned the Lunar New Year holiday and went around Asian countries to ‘attack the vote’, but he only got 19 out of 45 valid votes. Afterwards, Du Zhaokai (China, 18 votes), who was running for a second term, was the only one who stayed in 6th place out of 7 candidates running for the election. Sheikh Ahmad Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar) received the most with 40 votes, while Kozo Kozo, current member of the FIFA Council (Japan), received 39 votes. Yasser Almisehal (Saudi Arabia, 35 votes), Mariano V Araneta Jr. (Philippines, 34 votes), and Datuk Haji Hamiddin bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia, 30 votes) were placed in the top five, serving a four-year term until 2027. was greeted with 먹튀검증

After failing in the 2015 FIFA executive committee election, Chung was elected a member of the FIFA Council in May 2017 and worked for about two years. It was the second time that a domestic football figure entered the FIFA Executive Committee after Chung Mong-joon, Honorary President of the Football Association, who served as a FIFA Executive Member from 1994 to 2011. However, the period of activity was short. After his failed re-election in April 2019, his second term as vice-president of the AFC, which he had held together, also failed. This year, the diplomatic vacuum in Korean soccer is expected to continue due to another high defeat.

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