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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Goals Scored7Tied-3rd
Goals Conceded7Tied-118th