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New K.League's rules open up opportunities for Southeast Asian players

New K.League's rules open up opportunities for Southeast Asian players

With the new rules from the Korea Football Association (KFA), Southeast Asian players will have many opportunities to play in the K.League.

According to Yonhap, since the 2020 season, each club in the K.League has the right to register 5 foreign players. In particular, 3 players can hold any nationality, a player of member states of the Asian Football Confederation and a player of a member state of the Southeast Asian Football Federation.

Besides, KFA also has a change in the form of suspension for the players receiving yellow cards. Until the 2019 season, players who receive 3 yellow cards will be suspended for one match.

Starting in the 2020 season, footballers will sit out of a match when they receive 5 yellow cards. If a player receives 3 yellow cards, he will continue to be banned for one match. The next number to receive a ban is 2 yellow cards.

In addition, @K.League@ also increased the minimum wage for players, from 17,300 USD to 20,745 USD. Teams also have access to a mixed stadium of natural and artificial grass. The condition is that the artificial grass area must be less than 5% of the yard area and meet some other requirements.