Marines boot camp: Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown

Tanya Simon
April 6, 2020

The forward of English "Tottenham" son Heung-Min, left England, where there is now a quarantine in pandemic coronavirus.

However, he still needs to complete a four-week service and that could begin if the Premier League confirms the season is suspended beyond April 30.

Son is now in a two-week quarantine after flying in from London. The law has existed in South Koreaince 1957 and requires males between 18 and 35 to undertake compulsory military service.

The Totteham star's effort at the 2018 Asian games earned him an exemption, but he is still expected to complete a four-week military service to his nation.

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After winning the gold medal with his national team at the 2018 Asian Games, Son's military service was reduced to one month.

According to reports TuttoSport, Are "not saved nor the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus and now be trained at the military base on the island of Jeju for a month". The league is looking to finish the rest of the season at a to be determined date behind closed doors.

It has been a turbulent few weeks for Son, who was only back in London for a few weeks having returned to Seoul for surgery on his arm in February.

Upon his return to the United Kingdom, he was forced into two weeks of isolation and had only been back at the club's Hotspur Way training complex for a week or so before it was closed following the government's instructions to stay at home.

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