Tottenham's Heung-Min Son one game from military service exemption

Korean coach Park Hangseo, a member of the legendary Guus Hiddink's coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South Korea reached the semifinals, is coaching Vietnam.

"I've missed already three or four weeks and we have the worldwide break before I will be back", he said.

Son took leave from the Premier League to join the South Korea squad in Indonesia in pursuit of an Asian Games title.

"Son will earn an automatic get-out if South Korea win Saturday's final but will not give up seeking an exemption if they are defeated by Japan".

After Wednesday's game, Son himself said: "We are so close to gold".

Iran will meet South Korea in the final match on September 1.

The Philippines won a total of 15 medals (one gold, three silvers, and 11 bronze) and ranked 22nd out of the 37 participating countries in the last Asian Games in South Korea.

With skateboarding's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, the Japanese showed their preparations are going well at the Jakabaring Sport City SkateBoard Stadium. Bunga Nyimas, who is 12, placed fourth for Indonesia.

The 20-year-old Lee settled matters with his second of the game on 55 minutes. "We can beat any team in the final". In terms of the medal standings, South Korea is still in third place behind Japan, . and is unlikely to achieve its original target of 65 gold medals with less than five days of the Asian Games remaining.

To erase their memory of the defeat in the finals of the 2014 Incheon games, Iran started this game more fiercely, and won the first-half 40-28.

Japan's Daizen Maeda, left, fights for the ball against United Arab Emirates's Salem Alsharji, center, and Mohammed Almesmari, right, during their men's semifinal soccer match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. They were on course for their second straight Asian gold on Tuesday when the team of Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Aman Saini put themselves in a strong position with some fine effort soon after the beginning of the final.


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