Tottenham forward Heung-min Son has been named in the South Korea squad for their final World Cup qualifier fixtures against Iran and the United Arab Emirates this month, the KFA has confirmed.
Son’s side have already booked their place in the tournament with a top-two finish and for a 10th successive time, having run out as 2-0 winners against Syria last month.
The 29-year-old was absent for South Korea’s last two games having suffered a month-long muscle injury, but he is expected to appear for his country later this month with top spot in Asia Group A still up for grabs.
A fixture against group-toppers Iran on Thursday, March 24 comes just before their qualifying campaign is concluded with a match-up against the UAE, who are still vying for a play-off spot.
Son has scored three goals for South Korea in the final qualifying stage and netted against Iran when the teams played out a 1-1 draw in October (Transfermarkt).
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Son was always going to be selected for South Korea duty even though they have already qualified, despite him looking like he needs a rest.
It should serve as a break away from Spurs for him, though, and he could come back rejuvenated, especially if he leads his side to two wins to close out their campaign.
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