Asian Games 2018: Son Heung-min leads Korea Republic to gold

Asian Games 2018: Son Heung-min leads Korea Republic to gold

Asian Games 2018: Son Heung-min leads Korea Republic to gold

Seung-woo Lee and Hwang Hee-chan both netted in extra-time to seal the victory, despite a late goal from Ayase Ueda setting up a very nervy end for Korea.

On September 1, the South Korean soccer team won the final match after scoring 2-1 against Japan at the '2018 Asian Games'.

Talk about high stakes.

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"I'm not going to wish luck because I haven't so far and I don't want to be the person who wishes him luck and then something wrong happens! ".

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Son's addition in the squad - he's one of three overage players allowed under the Games' Olympic-like rules - was a lucky get-out for the pacy forward after he missed his chance for exemption in 2014, when the South Korean team also won Asian Games gold. "They are so special". We worked so hard. The message was followed by thousands more from Spurs fans delighted that one of their favourite Sons would be sticking around for a while longer. They have supported me so much and that means a lot to me. Now I'm looking forward to getting back to England and showing what I can do. Now he's got this tremendous weight off his shoulders.

Thailand went into Saturday's events in Jakarta with 11 gold medals, good for 12th place in the 37-country field, plus 14 silver and 46 bronze medals. "Without them we couldn't win this tournament".

At the time his German Bundesliga club, Bayer Leverkusen, refused to release him - the tournament isn't officially recognized by Federation Internationale de Football Association, and clubs aren't obliged to release their stars.

His tears after South Korea's quarter-final defeat by Honduras at the 2016 Rio Olympics melted hearts, and thousands offered to do double their own military service in an online petition if Son could be pardoned. "I think this is the best day of my life".

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