Spurs will give Son Asia Games blessing

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs are set to allow Heung-Min Son to play at the 2018 Asia Games as he looks avoid military service, report the London Evening Standard.

Males in South Korea must complete a mandatory 21-month stint in the army up to the age of 28, however excellent achievements in an athletic or artistic area can earn citizens a reprieve.

If he is to go he could miss our first four matches of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Newcastle United signing Ki Sung-Yueng was able to avoid conscription and just do four weeks of combat training thanks to the bronze medal he won at the 2012 Olympics and former Manchester United hero Ji-Sung Park was able to evade service thanks to his participation at World Cup 2002, where he helped his nation to a fourth place finish.

The article goes on to say that with Son following Korea’s elimination at the the group stages in Russia, he is running out of chances and Tottenham are set to let him represent  his nation at the Asian Games in Indonesia, where South Korea are one of the top seeds despite not being obliged to release him 

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