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Son Heung-min: ‘My father says I shouldn’t marry until I retire and I agree’

The Spurs forward talks about gruelling four-hour keepy-uppy sessions as a child, his desire to repay his family and why marriage can waitThe way that Son Heung-min tells it, he was 10 years old and squabbling with his older brother, Heung-yun. Then so…

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North and South Korea to launch joint bid to host 2032 summer Olympics

Seoul’s mayor calls Games a chance ‘to change the fate of the Korean peninsula’Seoul is hoping to “change the fate of the Korean peninsula” with the launch of a bid to jointly host the 2032 Olympic Games with North Korea.Representatives from both Korea…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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South Korea unveils biggest ever investigation into abuse in sport

Human rights commission to interview possibly thousands of adults and children in wake of allegationsSouth Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wav…

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Socceroos face a possession problem when it comes to unlocking defences

The figures show Australia created 22 shots against South Korea, yet 14 of them were from outside the penalty areaIn an international calendar that UEFA has transformed through the Nations League, Australia’s 1-1 draw with South Korea on Saturday was f…

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Australia snatch late draw against South Korea amid controversy

Australia 1–1 South KoreaMassimo Luongo scores a disputed equaliserAustralia have snatched a late draw with a controversial goal in the dying seconds of their friendly clash with South Korea in Brisbane.Massimo Luongo poked home with almost the last ki…

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Australia v South Korea: international football friendly – live!

Updates from the Socceroos game in BrisbaneAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.09am GMT 11 min: Korea want to play a controlled possession game and build from the back but Australia are refusing to allow them to settle. The Socceroos are playing…

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Defender gets life ban from South Korea team for false military service claims

• Jang Hyun-soo falsified records on military service exemption• ‘I am sorry to have disappointed everyone,’ defender saysThe South Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and a 30 million won (£20,60…

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Son Heung-min spared military service as South Korea take Asian Games gold

• South Korea beat Japan 2-1 (aet) in Asian Games final• Tottenham forward is now exempt from 21 months’ serviceTottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min secured an exemption from military service – along with his South Korea teammates – when they beat J…

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Son Heung-min’s hopes of military reprieve rise as South Korea reach final

• South Korea beat Vietnam in Asian Games semi-final• Victory in final would exempt Spurs winger from military dutySon Heung-min’s chances of avoiding compulsory military service increased after South Korea beat Vietnam to advance to the final of the A…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Telemundo suspends TV hosts for ‘slant-eye’ gestures after South Korea win

Co-hosts ‘indefinitely suspended’ for racist gestures on live TVSouth Korea had guaranteed Mexico a place in World Cup last 16A pair of US-based television hosts were indefinitely suspended on Thursday after using racist ‘slant-eye’ gestures during a l…

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The South Korean players who sent Germany crashing out of the World Cup

Going into the match, Kim Young-gwon was despised by his own fans, now he’s a national heroHeading into the match against Germany, the South Korean player who scored the opening goal was despised by his own fans. Last year, Kim Young-gwon lost favour w…

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South Korea and Mexico fans celebrate after Germany’s World Cup exit – video

Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years,&…

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South Korea and Mexico fans celebrate after Germany’s World Cup exit – video

Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years,&…

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Ecstatic Mexico fans mob South Korean embassy after Germany upset

Fans gather at embassy in Mexico City after South Korea winSupporters chant: ‘Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican!’Hundreds of Mexican soccer fans descended on the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday to celebrate the Asian country’s improb…