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Spurs strike deal to let Son play for South Korea

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South Korea's Lee Chang-min questioned in deadly crash

South Korea international Lee Chang-min has been questioned by police after he was involved in a car crash that left one person dead and two injured.

Lee, who has played seven times for the national team and is a midfielder with leading K-League club Jeju United, has admitted that his SUV crossed the center line while driving on Jeju Island on Monday and collided with another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction.

"We have to collect more evidence and need to conduct more of the investigation...

South Korea defender given lifetime ban for false military service records

South Korea defender Jang Hyun-Soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and hit with a $26,448 fine after he was found to have falsified records relating to his military service exemption.

All able-bodied South Korean men must complete almost two years military service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North but athletes can earn exemptions by winning a medal at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games.

As part of the exemption conditions, athletes must...

Panama bounce back to seal draw in South Korea

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South Korea gave up a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw against Panama in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Park Joo-ho and Hwang In-beom put South Korea two goals up inside 33 minutes, only for Abdiel Arroyo to halve the deficit just before the break and Rolando Blackburn to pull Panama level four minutes after the restart.

The draw means Paulo Bento remains unbeaten since replacing Shin Tae-yong, who took South Korea to the World Cup, at the helm of the team in mid-August.

Park put South Korea in front...

South Korea edge past Uruguay thanks to Jung Woo-Young winner

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Paulo Bento picked up his second win in three games since taking charge of South Korea as the Portuguese coach led his side to a 2-1 friendly win over Uruguay on Friday.

Jung Woo-Young scored the winner 11 minutes from time with a simple tap-in after Matias Vecino had cancelled out Hwang Ui-Jo's opener.

Hwang put the Koreans in front in the 66th minute when he slotted home from inside the area after Fernando Muslera saved Son Heung-Min's penalty.

Uruguay levelled six minutes later when Lucas Torreira...

Son Heung-Min: I would've played for South Korea army team if we'd lost Asian Games

Son Heung-min cannot thank Tottenham enough for allowing him to play in the 2018 Asian Games.
Son Heung-min and his South Korea teammates are now exempt from mandatory military service following their 2018 Asian Games triumph.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min says he was delighted to help South Korea beat Japan 2-1 to win the Asian Games, but would have played for the army team had he been made to do military service.

All able-bodied South Korean men must complete 21 months service in the military as a deterrent against the North, but exemptions are offered to athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or a medal of any colour at the Olympics.

"Of course I am in a better position now because I have won the Asian Games, but...