Son helps South Korea reach quarter-final of Asian Games

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son helped South Korea into the Asian Games quarter-finals as they beat Iran 2-0.

The forward, 26, has been allowed to take part in the competition in the hopes his nation will emerge victorious and make him exempt from military duty.

Son didn’t get on the scoresheet over in Cikarang, Indonesia but was involved in the triumph which takes them into next round.

Gamba Osaka striker Hwang Ui-jo got the opening goal of the game after 40 minutes.

And former Barcelona academy graduate Lee Seung-woo got the second, capitalising on some poor defending by his opponents with an exquisite touch and strike just after the break.

Now South Korea must play Uzbekistan, who beat Hong Kong 3-0 in the round of 16, a game which will take place in Bogor.


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