Napoli-Majorca clash called off in the end
Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) are set to meet in South Korea. The two friendly matches were not approved by the Korean Football Association.
The federation sent a final notice to the organizers of Napoli and Mallorca’s visit on the 25th that the matches, scheduled for the 8th and 10th of next month, will not be held. “The organizers have not met the conditions set by the federation,” said a federation official.
According to the association, the organizers failed to obtain consent from the KFA to hold the second game (on the 10th of next month). A K League 1 match was scheduled for the same day. For this reason, the organizers had already received a notice from the federation on the 19th of this month that the second game would not be held.
At the time, the KFA asked the organizers if they were willing to hold only the first leg (to be played on the 8th of next month), while also 스포츠토토 asking them to prove their financial capacity. The federation initially demanded a deposit worth billions of won, but after discussions between the two sides, the organizers were left with two options.
The first was for the organizers to deposit KRW 2.4 billion (30% of the estimated proceeds from ticket sales for the first leg) into the federation’s account by 11 a.m. that day. The second option was for the organizers to deposit KRW 800 million (10% of the expected proceeds from ticket sales) by 11 a.m. that day, along with a special agreement outlining how they would be compensated in the event of a “no-show” by the players. The federation extended the deadline to 5 p.m., but the organizers failed to submit the relevant documents and make the deposit, and announced that the first leg of the Napoli-Majorca match would not be held.
However, the organizers’ position is somewhat different from the association’s. “We conveyed our intention to deposit 2.4 billion won by 5 p.m. to the federation,” the organizers said, “and we suggested drawing up a contract and using an escrow method for this purpose, but they were all rejected.”