Jeonbuk Hyundai and Incheon United of the Korean Football League (K League 1) and Jeju United and Pohang Steelers will meet in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup, respectively.
The Korea Football Association held the FA Cup draw at the Football Hall on Aug. 18, announcing the draw for the quarterfinals and the schedule.
Jeonbuk and Incheon will meet at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on August 9, followed by Jeju and Pohang at Jeju World Cup Stadium on the same day.
The finals will be held on November 1 for the first leg and November 4 for the second leg.
Reactions from the teams’ managers were mixed. Jeju head coach Nam Ki-il, who will face Pohang at Anbangseo, said, “The teams that made it to the quarterfinals didn’t have anybody to beat anyway,” and while he didn’t attach much importance to the draw, he was happy with the venue, saying, “We were weak away from home against Pohang, but it’s good that we’re playing at Anbangseo.”
On the other hand, Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said, “We wanted to play at home, but we had to play away. It’s a lot of pressure. I apologize to the players for not giving them a home game,” he said, adding, “But we’ve been doing well under difficult circumstances. We will do our best to get a good result.”
Even with the away draw, Incheon’s schedule is not easy. After playing Jeonbuk in the K League 1 on August 6, Incheon will have to travel to Jeonbuk again just three days later.
“These are all games we have to win to win the championship,” said Incheon head coach Cho Sung-hwan. “It’s better to play two away games. We have a goal in the FA Cup. We will do our best to fulfill it.”
Meanwhile, Jeonbuk coach Dan Petrescu 카지노사이트 was unable to attend the draw due to train problems caused by bad weather.