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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 says

The South Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and a 30 million won (£20,600) fine after he was found to have falsified records relating to his military service exemption.

All able-bodied South Korean men must complete almost two years’ military service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North but athletes can earn exemptions by winning a medal at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games.

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