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Spurs' Son Heung-Min has alternative routes to South Korean military exemption

Spurs' Son Heung-Min has alternative routes to South Korean military exemption

However, past stars have also been spared doing service through their achievements, with the squad that reached the World Cup semi-final in 2002 being handed an exemption.

He has created a quality and stable team.

Kim Hak-beom (left) and Park Hang-seo.

"We are very close to gold now", said the 26-year-old.

"This is a big stage in the final, we want to show our best and our goal is to win the final", Miyoshi told reporters. "As you know, he is such a good tactician - he's known as '(Alex) Ferguson of the K-League'". And so Son is attempting to win the Asian Games to avoid this.

Elsewhere, South Korea claimed victory in two of the four judo finals held today with Jeong Bokyeong beating Japan's Ami Kondo in the women's under-48kg and An Baul defeating Japan's Joshiro Maruyama by ippon in the men's under-66kg.

"I was moved to tears after South Korea beat Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals". I'm trying to make my country happy, make myself happy. My responsibility is the team.

Japan's Kensuke Sasaoka competes in the men's skateboard park final at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

South Korea's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring at the World Cup at Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 27, 2018.

"In 2002, I was assistant to Guus Hiddink and now I am head coach". South Korea later tied the game and scored late in the extra time to advance to the semifinals.

Facing South Korea won't be easy as the team has many quality players.

'It was a hard game, ' said Son, who was removed as a precaution after 72 minutes while on a booking.

They were given the flawless start when Lee Seung-woo grabbed the first of his brace on seven minutes.

The South Koreans are aiming for a record fifth Asian Games title and Son, who missed the 2014 tournament on home soil, is taking it extremely seriously. "Our team is ready to win".

"I've known him since the K-League days and we're sharing the same hotel", Park said.

"Son will earn an automatic get-out if South Korea win Saturday's final but will not give up seeking an exemption if they are defeated by Japan".