Asian Games 2018: Vietnam’s fearless run ended by Korea Republic

Spurs forward Son Heung-min has three chances of avoiding military service after reaching final

Tottenham star Son Heung-min closes in on national service exemption

Under the country's strict rules, a two-year spell of compulsory military service can only be avoided for a South Korea global footballer if they are part of a side that either wins the gold medal at the Asian Games or claims a podium finish at the Olympics.

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.

Son Heung-min and South Korea advanced to the gold medal match of the 2018 Asian Games at the expense of last ASEAN hopeful, Vietnam.

A double from Lee Seung-woo and another goal from free-scoring striker Hwang Ui-jo sent the Koreans through to this weekend's final, where they face either Japan or the United Arab Emirates as they chase a record fifth title.

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'I don't think I need to say anything, ' said Son, refusing to be drawn on the subject.

Culture ministers from South Korea, China and Japan began a three-day annual meeting in Harbin, China, aimed at sharing culture and promoting peace in the region.

Son skipped the 2014 Asian Games on home soil, when the South Koreans won the gold medal.

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The 20-year-old Lee settled matters with his second of the game on 55 minutes. Heo Ilyoung, who had 17 points including four triples in Korea's quarterfinal win over the Philippines last Monday, was held scoreless. I'm just anxious about one thing, they may become too aggressive because they really want to win.

The gold medals were in the grasp of the both the Indian teams, but if a stroke of bad luck denied the men a chance of a top-place finish, the women blew it off in their final shots.

China will be going for its eighth Asian Games basketball gold while Iran is gunning for its first.

The Asian Games semifinal gives Park a reunion with former K-League coaching counterpart Kim Hak-bom, now leading South Korea's under-23s.

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Japan and the UAE were playing later Wednesday.

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