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4dJohn Duerden

How World Cup can save struggling K-League

Interest and attendances in the K-League are on the wane, so South Korea need a good World Cup to give their top flight a shot in the arm.

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28dPA Sport

South Korea slip up vs. Northern Ireland

Paul Smyth needed just four minutes to deliver on Michael O'Neill's assertion that "the future starts today" with a late winner for Northern Ireland.

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29dPA Sport

Son should get more headlines in England - Ki

Ki Sung-yueng feels his South Korean teammate Son Heung-min's goal-scoring exploits at Tottenham should be grabbing more headlines in England.

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31dJohn Duerden

How are Asia's teams preparing for World Cup?

All five Asian World Cup participants are busy in this international break. ESPN FC takes a look at where they all stand as Russia 2018 gets closer.

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39dJohn Duerden

Son burnout a concern for South Korea?

South Korea's star, Son Heung-Min, has won a vital role at Tottenham but the added responsibility is causing fears of exhaustion before the World Cup.

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40dAssociated Press

Spurs' Son risks World Cup burnout - coach

South Korea's Shin Tae-Yong is pleased with the form of Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min but is concerned about potential burnout before the World Cup.

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57dESPN staff

Spurs' Son: I can't compare to Park Ji-Sung

Tottenham midfielder Son Heung-Min has hailed "idol" Park Ji-Sung for paving the way for Asian players in the Premier League.

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103dJohn Duerden

Son must replicate Spurs' form for Korea

Son Heung-Min replicating his Spurs' form at national level and a successful World Cup are among John Duerden's 2018 football wishes for South Korea.

Uzbekistan 0-0 South Korea: Korea Republic into World Cup (1:39)
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232dESPN staff

Cape Verde sink sloppy 10-man Bafana

Cape Verde ended their recent poor run with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over a poor South Africa in their World Cup qualifier in Praia.

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557dESPN Staff

AFC: Australia, Japan draw; China beaten

Mile Jedinak's penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Australia against Japan while Iraq and Uzbekistan secured victories in 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying.

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562dESPN staff

AFC: Wins for S Korea, Japan; China lose

Spurs' star Son Heung-Min struck the winner as South Korea followed Japan in recording second-half victories in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

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563dESPN Staff

Spurs' Son loves London apart from food

South Korea winger Son Heung-Min says that he prefers London to Leverkusen, and has made lots of friends since joining Tottenham Hotspur last year.

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563dJohn Duerden

Can Son replicate Spurs form for Korea?

The recent fine form of Son Heung-Min at Tottenham has South Korea fans eagerly awaiting to see if his heroics carry over to national team duty.

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570dDan Kilpatrick

Son revitalised after South Korea agony

Son Heung-Min says his Olympic agony has made him "stronger" after his fifth goal in as many matches helped Tottenham to a 1-0 win at CSKA Moscow.

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572dAssociated Press

Son Heung-Min recalled by South Korea

South Korea coach Uli Stielike has recalled Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup qualification games.

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592dESPN Staff

AFC: Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia win

Nawaf Al-Abed fired two late goals as Saudi Arabia came from behind to beat Iraq 2-1 to make it two wins out of two in the third round of WCQs.

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597dJohn Duerden

Duerden: Japan's UAE Panenka hoodoo

An unlucky Japan side were left seething after losing 2-1 in Saitama to United Arab Emirates in controversial fashion, writes John Duerden.

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597dESPN Staff

AFC: Australia win, Japan stunned by UAE

Australia eased to a 2-0 win over Iraq in Perth as Japan suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to UAE in 2018 AFC World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

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604dJason Dasey

Dasey: Son's Asian Games lifeline

The 2018 Asian Games could be the perfect lifeline for South Korea and Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, writes Jason Dasey.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference0Tied-53rd
Goals Scored7Tied-3rd
Assists6Tied-1st
Goals Conceded7Tied-118th