Tottenham player, Son Heung-min finishes military training in South Korea

Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min has concluded his compulsory three-weeks military training in South Korea amid.

Asides finishing as one of the top candidates in the class of 157 persons, he also achieved a perfect record in shooting.

The footballer was fulfilling requirements of the military service exemption he earned by winning the gold medal for South Korea in the soccer tournament at the Asian Games in 2018.

Without the exemption, he would have been required by law to serve 21 months in the military, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces.

Son enrolled for the programme on April 20 following the suspension of the Premier League in the UK over the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The 27-year-old Son is one of only five individuals to receive an award at the Marine Corps’ training camp graduation ceremony on the southern island of Jeju, and his graduation ceremony was held Friday on morning local time; but it was closed to the public.

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Son will be expected to return to London this month, he still has community service obligations to finish by 2023 to complete all military duties.


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