These days, K-League clubs are busy preparing for the 2023 season. The long break that followed after the particularly short and fierce last season due to the 2022 Qatar World Cup is also coming to an end. K-League 1 (Part 1) kicks off a long journey with the official opening match between defending champions Ulsan Hyundai and FA Cup winners Jeonbuk Hyundai, which will be held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 25th, and K League 2 (Part 2) will be held on March 1st (March 1) Fanfare ring

While most of the teams have completed the first round of training focusing on physical fitness and conditioning overseas or in the southern regions of Korea, they are now in the midst of the second round of training to refine the game rhythm and team tactics. As a result, the number of practice matches by finding a sparring partner has increased.

A particularly interesting aspect of the practice game is the long game time. There are not a few teams that play more than 100 minutes instead of the regular 90 minutes. Daejeon Hana Citizen, who returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years since 2015, played a practice game against a university team at Geoje Sports Park on the 7th for 50 minutes in the first and second half.

There is a reason. This is to prepare for the long overtime. Head coach Lee Min-seong of Daejeon Hana repeatedly emphasized to the squad the ‘basic of basics’ that they must concentrate until the whistle blows at the end of the second half. “You must not relax until the very end. It is from the thought that a small carelessness can bring anger.”

One of the most pronounced trends at the Qatar World Cup was the long extra time. 메이저사이트 There were many games where 7-8 minutes of extra time were given in the first half and more than 10 minutes in the second half. The International Football Federation (FIFA) accurately calculated the suspended game time and granted extra time.

Thanks to this, the ugliness of some countries that delay time by lying down with a dying expression on even a small collision has disappeared. Rather, Iran, a byword for ‘bed football’, scored consecutive goals in the 8th and 11th minutes of extra time in the second half of the group stage match against Wales to win 2-0.

The K-League referees are also sensing the changed atmosphere. I agree that ‘dead time’ should be minimized for fan service as well as following the global trend. Daejeon Hana decided to play 60 minutes in the first and second half of some practice games scheduled for next week.

There is another reason. For athletes participating in winter training, their playing time should be gradually increased. Even 100 minutes is not enough to allocate enough time from 45 minutes to 50 minutes, 60 minutes, and full time. Before leaving for Kagoshima, Japan, Daegu FC filled 100 minutes of the first and second half from the first training practice game held in Namhae, Gyeongsangnam-do.

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