K-League to abolish Asian quota and introduce ‘one non-Korean’ homegrown player

The ‘Asian quota’ will be eliminated in the Korean professional soccer league, the K League, and a quota for foreign players will be added.The Korea Professional Football League held its eighth board meeting on Thursday and deliberated and resolved issues such as changing the quota system for foreign players, the organization announced on Friday.According to the results of the board’s discussion, the Asian quota will be abolished from the 2025 season, and instead, one additional foreign player with no nationality will be allowed to register and play.This will allow clubs in the K League 1 to register up to six foreign players, regardless of nationality, and send up to four to the field. In the K League 2, clubs can register four non-national players and one ASEAN quota player, and all registered foreign players can play in matches.”This decision reflects the recent trend of major Asian leagues abolishing Asian quotas,” the KFA explained.Major Asian leagues such as Japan, China, Australia, and Qatar do not have Asian quotas, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League will abolish its Asian quota from the 2024-2025 season and allow unlimited foreign players to register and play.However, given that many clubs currently have contracts with Asian quota players through 2024, the KFA’s board decided to implement the change from the 2025 season with a one-year grace period.In addition, the board also decided to introduce a homegrown system.

Homegrown is a system to protect homegrown players and is practiced in England and the United States.Scheduled to be implemented in 2025, the goal of the K League’s homegrown system is to allow foreign youth players to be considered domestic players when registering as rookies if they have played for a domestic amateur team for a certain period of time.Specifically, if a player has played for a domestic amateur team registered with the Korea Football Association for a total of five years or more, or three consecutive years, until the age of 18, and then signs with a K League club as his first professional team and registers as a rookie, he will be considered a domestic player and excluded from the foreign player quota.Even after rookie registration, they will be recognized as domestic players when registering for the K League.The KFA said it will grant one quota per club at the beginning of the implementation and will consider expanding it in the future.The board also discussed relaxing the mandatory travel system for under-22 (U-22) players in the K League 1.Currently, if a U-22 player does not start, two substitutions are allowed; if only one U-22 player starts and no additional substitutions are made, three substitutions are allowed; and if two or more U-22 players start or one starts and one or more substitutes are made, five substitutions are allowed.Beginning in the 2024 season, three substitutions will be allowed if no U-22 players start, four substitutions will be allowed if one U-22 player starts and no additional substitutions are made, and four substitutions will be allowed if no U-22 player starts and two or more substitutions are made.5 substitutions if 2 or more U-22 players start, or 1 온라인카지노 player starts and 1 or more substitutes come on, e.g.

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