Son released for Asian Games

Son Heung-min will miss South Korea’s first two matches at the Asian Cup in January under a compromise agreed with Tottenham Hotspur to release him for this month’s Asian Games, the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Wednesday.

The striker will fly to Indonesia where a gold medal is likely to win him exemption from military service —after Spurs’ Premier League season opener against Newcastle United on August 11, a KFA spokesman said.

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