The team’s final game of the season is in December… It is unknown whether Cho Young-wook will participate or not.
Reporter Ahn Young-jun = Professional soccer K-League 1 Gimcheon Sangmu striker Cho Young-wook received special military service benefits for winning the Asian Games gold medal, but it will take some time for him to actually be discharged.
Cho Young-wook scored the winning goal in the 11th minute of the second half of the men’s soccer final against Japan at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 7th, leading the team to victory.
If you win a gold medal in the Asian Games, you can receive special treatment for military service, so Corporal Cho Young-wook, who was serving in the military in Gimcheon, was discharged early.
However, he cannot go straight to his hometown. At the time of his enlistment, Cho Young-wook was unable to participate in basic military training because he was preparing for the season immediately, and he must complete this to be discharged.
In addition, administrative procedures must be carried out through related organizations such as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as the Armed Forces Athletic Corps. Since it is a fairly complex issue, it can take as early as a month and a half, or as long as three months, from the date of application.
A Gimcheon official explained, “Director Jeong Jeong-yong has decided to exclude Cho Young-wook from the remaining season’s strength out of consideration. Currently, Cho Young-wook is on vacation. He will enter the basic military training center on the 30th, but the exact discharge date has not yet been announced.”
Seoul fans are looking forward to Cho Young-wook’s return to Seoul before the end of this season, but it does not seem to be easy as there are still procedures remaining.
Seoul, the original team, will play the 5th game of the final round and the final game of the season at home against Daejeon Hana Citizen on December 2nd. Cho Young-wook visited the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd and watched the first final round match between Seoul and Gangwon FC with Kim Jin-ya and Ilyuchenko.굿모닝토토
An official from the Korea Professional Football League explained, “Military dischargers, including early discharges, can register for their original team immediately after discharge, regardless of the transfer period.”
However, even if he joins Seoul before the end of the season, there is another variable that makes it difficult for him to be put into practice right away. An official from Seoul cautiously predicted, “It will not be easy to play in the game even if the schedule is right because it is just after training for four weeks.”