For the sake of Asian Games gold, Son Heung-min could escape military service.
As a forward of Tottenham Hotspur, winning the Asian Games football team exempts him and his teammates from military service. Experienced a goalless first 90 minutes, two football players of South Korea –Lee Seung-woo and Hwang Hee-chan — won two goals in extra time. Those two goals contributed to defend their title with a 2-1 win over Japan.
After generating the match result, Ayase Ueda cut the remaining five minutes; however, it’s difficult for them to find an equalizer to take the match to penalties. In general, all able-bodied citizens have to complete 21-months military service for fear of deterrence from the North. But one who won a goal medal at the Asian Games or any medal at the Olympic Games could be exempted from military service.
As an over-aged captain of South Korea, Son played an important role in scoring two goals. Lee won his first goal in a Son lay-off. Then, Hwang contributed an accurate header eight minutes later from the corner of Son, surpassing South Korea although Japan didn’t yield to the opposition.
Seconds before the final whistle, Son was replaced by a substitute. Then he run back to celebrate the victory. It’s estimated that the victory brings huge ramifications for his football playing career. Prior to join in the squad of South Korea’s Games, he once emerged on the bench of Tottenham Hotspur.
Keisuke Honda’s Managerial Career & Football Playing Career
The current footballer Keisuke Honda is working for Melbourne Victory while he takes the post of Cambodia’s coach. Although the club would face the critical signing, they will not miss any A-League matches. The veteran aged 32 will arrive in Melbourne this week and started his two-year tenure as the coach of the club. But in his two-year managerial career in Melbourne, he will not receive salary except for some necessary expenses.
After his football playing career with Japan national football team, Honda hopes to supervise Cambodia’s football matches in South East Asia. It is not clear how this cooperation will be unfolded. But Honda will communicate with Cambodia football team every week over video conference.
Honda expressed his ideas through an interpreter. For the purpose of helping the Cambodian football team, he will help them to finding a suitable style of playing, promoting them to a higher level. The spokesman said they will pay much attention to suggestions from Honda after signing with the former Japanese international, who once put on Japanese football shirt.
For the sake of FIFA international dates, the A-league has to pause next season. The former footballer of Japanese national football team has been capped 98 times and appeared for Milan and CSKA Moscow, writing a splendid club career. Besides, he owns a football academy in Phnom Penh in 2016.
Sao Sokha is the president of Football Federation of Cambodia and acting Commander-in-Chief, who argues he would like to see skilful methods and improved football results. Viewing rankings of FIFA, Cambodia ranked the 166th in the whole world in an international tournament.