Son Heung-min hoping for World Cup miracle to avoid military service | John Duerden

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South Korea forward will earn an exemption if team do the seemingly impossible – otherwise all may rest on Asian Games

South Korea begin their World Cup campaign against Sweden on Monday but, remarkably, it may not be the most important tournament for Son Heung-min this summer.

The Tottenham forward is running out of time to earn an exemption from 21 months of military service and the best opportunity to skip that obstacle comes at the Asian Games in Indonesia in August and September.

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Written by John Duerden
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/jun/17/son-heung-min-world-cup-south-korea-military-service-asian-games under the title “Son Heung-min hoping for World Cup miracle to avoid military service | John Duerden”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.