Tottenham's Son Heung-min to begin military training to fulfill exemption requirement

Ross Houston
April 6, 2020

After winning the gold medal with his national team at the 2018 Asian Games, Son's military service was reduced to one month.

South Korean International Heung Min Son is reported to join military service for four weeks if the Premier League delays further amidst the Coronavirus scare in the world.

It was gathered that before an individual clocks 28, he or she must complete 21 months of national service under the South Korean law, unless an individual earns an ex exemption.


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Now the Premier League season is suspended until April 30 but ahead of the latest club meeting on Friday it is expected that the 2019-20 campaign will be suspended until May.

Son is now in a two-week quarantine after flying in from London.


Tottenham had originally planned for Son to complete his basic military service in the summer.

That the report of South Korean media on Thursday.

Upon his return to the United Kingdom, he was forced into two weeks of isolation and had only been back at the club's Hotspur Way training complex for a week or so before it was closed following the government's instructions to stay at home.


The enforced break has worked in his favour as he will nearly certainly be fit when the action does restart, having originally expected to have missed the remainder of the season.

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