Chung Mong-gyu donates 2 billion won in reward… “Equally distributed among 26 people”
Chung Mong-kyu, head of the Korea Football Association, will donate a reward of 2 billion won to the players who advance to the round of 16 in the away World Cup for the second time in history. The reward money donated by Chairman Chung will be equally distributed among the 26 players.
On the 12th, the Korea Football Association said, “Chairman Chung decided to donate an additional 2 billion won in additional rewards for the national football team that reached the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup. scheduled,” he said.
According to the association, the players who reached the round of 16 in this tournament were expected to receive a reward of 210 million to 270 million won per individual according to the decision of the association’s board of directors in May this year. However, thanks to Chung’s donation, the players received about 70 million won more. As a result, the amount of reward each player will receive ranges from 280 million won to 340 million won.
Korea, which advanced to the round of 16, received a dividend of about 17 billion won ($13 million) according to FIFA’s dividend standard for 스포츠토토 participating countries in the Qatar World Cup. The association originally planned to pay more than 50% of the dividend to the players, but it was disrupted by various expenses such as operating expenses. In this situation, Chairman Chung made a donation.
An official from the association said, “It was difficult to plan the reward payment plan, but thanks to Chairman Chung’s donation this time, the total amount of rewards for the World Cup finals and World Cup finals has increased to 11.5 billion won.” “This amount is the largest payment compared to the countries that have advanced to the round of 16,” he explained.
In 2018, Chairman Chung also donated 4 billion won to pay salaries for the national team’s foreign coaching staff. Chairman Chung said, “The national team led by coach Paulo Bento showed the development of Korean soccer with good game content and results at this Qatar World Cup, and gave great courage and hope to soccer fans as well as the Korean people.” In addition to the reward money previously set by the association, as the president of the association, I decided to make the donation because I wanted to express special gratitude to the athletes for their hard work.