Reporter Kim Do-yong = Korea Football Association (KFA) president Chung Mong-kyu challenges the International Football Federation (FIFA) council member in four years.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold its 33rd General Assembly in Manama, Bahrain on February 1st, and elections will be held for AFC president, vice president, female executive members, FIFA council members, and AFC executive members.
The field that draws the most attention from the point of view of Korean football is the FIFA Council member, for which President Chung Mong-gyu ran.
A total of 7 candidates, including Chairman Chung, were registered as candidates for the FIFA Council, where a total of 5 people were selected. Expectations are high, but victory cannot be guaranteed. Chairman Chung and the candidates to compete with him are outstanding.
Sheikh Ahmad Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar) and Yasser Al Misesahal (Saudi Arabia), while current FIFA Council members Zhao Chaidu (China), Kelp Kozo (Japan), and Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines) are looking for a second term. ), Datuk Haji Hamiddin bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia) are candidates.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu appealed for his support by touring Asian countries from December of last year until recently. However, as there are candidates from the Middle East who are expanding their position in the AFC with huge funds, including candidates challenging for consecutive terms, the tension cannot be let go until the end. 토토사이트
The FIFA Council is the highest executive body of FIFA, and in 2016, FIFA President Gianni Infantino took office and changed the previous Executive Committee to the Council.
Chairman Chung ran for the FIFA executive committee election in 2015, but after failing, he was elected as a member of the FIFA Council in May two years later, and has been active for about two years. However, his bid for re-election to the FIFA Council in April 2019 fell through.
There are only two Koreans in history who have been active in the FIFA executive team. First, Chung Mong-joon, honorary president of the Korea Football Association, served as a member of the FIFA executive committee from 1994 to 2011, and Chung Mong-gyu, the second president.
Meanwhile, the current president of AFC, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain), is running alone for the AFC chairmanship, and a fourth term is likely.