Rarely has a football tournament been so much about one player and onlookers around the world have found themselves fretting nearly as much as those in Seoul about the fate of the Korean captain Son Heung-min. Dubbed by some the "Korean Cristiano Ronaldo", Son has twice been named the Asian Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Month.
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With Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, the club would not allow him to join South Korea at that year's Asian Games, where it won gold, and at the 2016 Olympics, he and his countrymen lost in the quarterfinals to Honduras.
Right now, Son and his South Korean teammates are one game away from that exemption, set to face Japan in the final on Saturday.
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The Philippines won a total of 15 medals (one gold, three silvers, and 11 bronze) and ranked 22nd out of the 37 participating countries in the last Asian Games in South Korea. With a win, Son will earn gold and with it, be free to continue his blossoming career as one of the centerpieces of Tottenham's thriving attack.
As such, there are zero expectation and little pressure on Japan to win Saturday's final. South Korea took bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, but Son passed up the chance to play with the team because he didn't want to miss time while playing for Hamburg. In a response to a question about an exemption from military service, Son said only that he was "happy to make the history" in what would be a win-win for himself and his country.
In the deciding third game, Amalraj was beaten 5-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 by 22-year-old Woojin Jang as South Korea clinched the tie 3-0.
In some ways, Japan have been the complete opposite of Korea in this tournament. In baseball, . two-time defending champions South Korea hammered Hong Kong 21-to-3 on Tuesday to advance to the next round.