AFC Fair Play Association of the Year: Korea Republic
Manila: Korea Republic has been honoured with the AFC Fair Play award at the AFC Annual Awards 2014 gala in the Philippine capital city on Sunday.
Korea Republic accumulated 613.51 Fair Play points, the most points for a nation in the Confederation over the year.
The East Asians accrued 44.09 points more than runners-up Japan while Iran were third with 487.26 points.
Fair Play points are given to national and club teams participating in AFC competitions.
Points are awarded for positive play, conduct on and off the field and the behaviour of supporters at the stadium and deducted for the number of red and yellow cards received in a match.
“We are honoured and delighted to win the precious prize and we will continue to promote fair play going forwards," said President of Korea Football Association Chung Mong-gyu.
“This is award is extremely important because fair play is one of the most important factors in football, and we are always trying to ensure we show fair play, so it’s great to be honoured with this prize. We hope to be a model for other Asian countries going forward because fair play is not just important in football but for the whole world.”