The 2023 K-WIN CUP, a women’s amateur soccer tournament hosted by the Korea Professional Football Association, kicked off on Thursday at the Jecheon Football Center.
The K-WIN CUP 카지노사이트 has been organized annually by the Korea Professional Football Association since 2010 and was held as a women’s college soccer tournament until 2021, but was reorganized as an adult women’s futsal tournament in 2022. This year’s tournament is the second to be organized directly in conjunction with a K League club and will be held as a six-a-side mini-soccer tournament.
On the 14th, the first day of the tournament, after the opening ceremony, the teams will be organized into five groups of five teams and compete in a full league format. After every game, the players will socialize through recreational activities, and the draw for the brackets for the ranked tournament will be held to receive scoresheets and impressions.
The next day, on the 15th, we will have a ranked tournament. The winner of the 1st place tournament final will be crowned the champion. All other ranked tournaments will have a winner’s bracket and a loser’s bracket to ensure that all teams can enjoy the competition and not be eliminated early.
This year’s tournament is different. Unlike previous years, all 25 teams from both K League 1 and K League 2 participated. Each team partnered with a local women’s soccer team to provide systematic training and full support. The defending champions, Suwon Samsung, assembled their squad from the winners of an amateur women’s futsal tournament organized by the club, while Ulsan Hyundai held a one-day clinic for the players participating in the Queen’s Cup with professional players such as Lee In-gyu, Lee Myung-jae, and Cho Soo-hyuk.
It’s all about connecting soccer with the community. Han Woong-soo, vice president of the Korea Professional Football Association, said, “We hope that the K League Queen Cup will serve as an opportunity for soccer to connect with the local community. Ultimately, we hope to expand the base of women’s soccer,” said Han.
The tournament is also expected to serve as a catalyst for the development of the K League. Kim Byung-ji, CEO of Gangwon FC, said, “K League stadiums are not just for men. If female fans who enjoy soccer become interested in the K League through the K League Queen Cup, it will help develop the K League in the long run.”