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Tottenham's Son Heung-min trades Asian Cup pressure for expectations at injury-hit Spurs

Son Heung-min cut a forlorn figure in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening as South Korea crashed out of the Asian Cup after a 1-0 loss to Qatar at the quarterfinal stage. He may be happy to get back to Tottenham Hotspur where his return will be cheered almost as much as the result was in Doha..

It was a tired performance from the Taeguk Warriors and a tired performance from the team's talisman as he admitted after the game.

"I wasn't properly prepared. I was physically drained," Son, who had previously...

Son Heung-min's South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on

South Korea have Son Heung-min, and China have Wu Lei. The two may not be at the same level in terms of talent or renown, but the Chinese attacker is as important to Marcello Lippi's side as Son is to Paulo Bento's. This was made all the more clear on Wednesday when the teams met in their final group game at the Asian Cup.

The Chinese were always going to find it tough against South Korea in Abu Dhabi. But without Wu -- sidelined by a shoulder injury -- it was almost mission impossible as they sank...

Tottenham's Son Heung-Min: 7 reasons Premier League will miss South Korea star at Asian Cup

Son Heung-Min will be missed by the Premier League while he's at the Asian Cup.

The Son ain't gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup.

"Sonny" has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.

He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs' next five matches should Korea make it all the way through to the final in Abu Dhabi.

With reference...

Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea lead expanded field at '19 Asian Cup

The newly-expanded 2019 Asian Cup that kicks off on Saturday in Abu Dhabi with hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) against Bahrain may feature some new teams but those contesting the final on Feb. 1 in the same city are likely to be more than familiar.

The usual quartet of Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran are favourites among a field that now contains 24 runners instead of 16. Only the last of that quartet still have the same coach in the UAE as they had in Russia last summer at the World Cup....

 By John Duerden

South Korea, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Australia looking to January's Asian Cup

Asia's five teams are all home from Russia, but January's 2019 Asian Cup already looms large on the horizon.

Here's a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

South Korea

Despite the stunning 2-0 win against Germany, South Korea's World Cup was a disappointment. There were some positives with the Taeguk Warriors, however.

First and foremost, the team have their No. 1 for the Asian Cup and perhaps years to come....

 By Chris Wright

Mexico fans share tequila with South Korea ambassador after shock Germany exit

International relations between Mexico and South Korea have never been better and we have the World Cup to thank.

Korea's shock 2-0 win over Germany in their final Group F game was enough to see Mexico pass through to the knockout phase, sparking wild celebrations back home in the capital.

Indeed, the El Tri fans stormed the Korean Republic embassy in Mexico City, but only to rope general consul Han Byung Jin into their fiesta as a show of gratitude.

The jubilant supporters embraced Han and even...