Tottenham’s Son secures military exemption after Korea win Asian Games gold

Tottenham’s Son secures military exemption after Korea win Asian Games gold

"I'm not going to wish luck because I haven't so far and I don't want to be the person who wishes him luck and then something wrong happens! ".

"I am really really, really grateful to them (supporters)".

Japan's Ayase Ueda scored later from a header, but the Koreans held on, with a grinning Son embracing his teammates at the final whistle.

Son will now be able to return to Tottenham with the knowledge that he won't have to leave the club due to military service.

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Roared on by thousands of flag-waving "Red Devils" fans, the Koreans continued to press with Hwang rippling the side-netting just after the hour mark, but both sides wilted in the sapping conditions as the game wore on.

In the 2018 Asian games, Iran have won the volleyball gold medal, after beating South Korea in straight sets in the final, in Jakarta.

Son is one of three permitted older players joining the nation's U-23 team in the competition.

Speaking after the win, South Korea's captain said: 'Tottenham have supported me so much and that means a lot to me.

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"Normally that's not an easy decision".

South Korea will be looking for its third gold medal in men's soccer.

Lee had earlier helped Team Korea win the team pursuit gold medal along with Na Ah-reum, the only South Korean at this year's Asiad to win three gold medals. "I'm really thankful to them". We worked so hard.

The same thing happened in the 2014 tournament, though Son, playing for Bayer Leverkusen at the time, was not released by his club.

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Son, who left Tottenham's Premier League camp after the win over Newcastle to join the South Korea squad for the Asian Games, will be exempted from compulsory military service if he can guide his country to a win over Japan in the final. "They showed real spirit and can be proud of themselves".

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