Jang Hyeon-soo (32), a defender from the Korean national team playing in the Saudi Arabia league, was hit by a ‘money thunderbolt’. It was in commemoration of his team Al Hilal reaching the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup final.
Reuters reported on the 9th (Korean time), “Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has decided to pay a bonus of 1 million riyals (approximately 스포츠토토345 million won) to each Al-Hilal player.”
Not only this.
Al-Hilal players also receive a bonus of 500,000 riyals (about 170 million won) from the Saudi government. In total, more than 500 million won goes to individual players.
Saudi Sports Minister Abdulaziz Al-Faisal congratulated Al-Hilal for advancing to the final, saying, “It has confirmed a big change in Saudi sports.
The annual Club World Cup is a stage where the winners of club competitions from six continents and the league winners of the host country gather to compete for the top spot. Al-Hilal is participating in the Club World Cup as a representative of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC )
. Representative defender Jang Hyeon-soo’s team is Al-Hilal, who blocked the opponent’s attacking line well while digesting full-time in Flamengu.
Al-Hilal, who achieved the feat of advancing to the finals, tied the AFC club’s record for best results. Previously, Kashima Antlers (Japan) in 2016 and Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) in 2018 were runners-up, the best ever.
Al-Hilal, who is aiming to win this tournament, meets Real Madrid (Spain) representing the European Football Federation (UEFA) on the threshold.
Real defeated Al-Ahli (Egypt) 4-1 that day and succeeded in advancing to the final.
Real Madrid is the most successful team in the competition, having won the title four times. The final will be held in Rabat, Morocco on the 12th.
On the other hand, Jang Hyun-soo helped win the gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and became a subject of special military service. However, he was permanently disqualified from the national team by manipulating documents proving the contents of his volunteer work.