Bad day for South Korea
Tuesday was a busy day of internationals.
Over in Asia, a host of 2018 World Cup qualifiers were played, while Qatar claimed a significant 3-2 home win over South Korea.
The win was just Qatar’s second victory in eight qualifiers, while has left South Korea in danger of needing to play a play-off to progress through to Russia 2018.
Story of the game
The match was a seesaw affair.
Qatar were in the box seat after goals from Hassan Al Haidos and Akram Afif either side of the break put the hosts 2-up.
But South Korea hit back. Swansea midfielder Sung-Yueng Ki halved the deficit before Hee-Chan Hwang levelled the contest.
With 15 minutes to go Hassan Al Haidos bagged the winner for Qatar.
Son Heung-min is broken
The Qatar match was especially rough for Tottenham star Son Heung-min.
Son scored 21 goals in all competitions for Spurs last season, while he’s undoubtedly one of South Korea’s best players.
The Tottenham forward lasted just half an hour against Qatar before he picked up an injury in a challenge with Mohammed Musa.
It’s since been confirmed by the Korea Football Association that Son has suffered a fractured forearm. He’s now heading back to South Korea for more tests, but it’s obviously going to put a downer on his summer break.
Son could also miss the start of the Premier League season if he’s out for around 6-8 weeks.
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