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South Korean Players Avoid Military Service After Beating Japan In Extra Time To Win 2018 Asian Games

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South Korean Player Heung-min Son and his counterparts avoid compulsory military service after he and his countrymen triumphed 2-1 in the football final of the Asian Games. The 26-year-old captained his side to continental success at the tournament, earning him a reprieve from the mandatory national service.

The Same team hoped for a world cup miracle in Russia during the summer but failed after they crashed out during the group stage.

South Korean law requires all able-bodied men to complete almost two years of service in the nation’s army, navy or air force and Son, 26, and his team-mates knew their only chance of avoiding duty under the current conscription regulations was to win gold in West Java, Indonesia.

South Korea made beat Japan 2-1 in the final on Saturday thanks to extra-time goals from Lee Seung-woo and Hwang Hee-chan to finish first place for the first time since 1986.

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