Games - Korea soccer coach wants team to curb aggression against Japan

Spurs forward Son Heung-min has three chances of avoiding military service after reaching final

He figured a short break now could save him two seasons on the sidelines later.

Sixteen-year-old Sakura Yosozumi won the women's park event with 66.66 points, ahead of compatriot Kaya Isa with 58.33 and China's Zhang Xin with 44.00.

South Korea's clash with Japan in Saturday's Asian Games final may not be Son Heung-Min's last hope of avoiding the country's mandatory military service, a Korea Football Association (KFA) source has told ESPN FC.

Lee stabbed in his second, and his team's third, 10 minutes after the interval before Vietnam pulled one back through a dipping free kick from Tran Minh Vuong with 20 minutes left.

All that stands between South Korea and the gold medal is a win over fierce rivals Japan and while Son was reluctant to talk too much about the prospect of winning a military exemption he was in no doubt as to the importance of rounding out the tournament with the victory.

He has been given leave from his Premier League club to take part in Indonesia as one of the three overage players that each team is allowed. So seriously he didn't stay up to watch a live broadcast of his Tottenham teammates beating Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this week.

That goes for Spurs, and for South Korea. The military service is for 21 months but athletes have the chance to skip it if they win gold medals. Son played in the semifinal game against Vietnam. "We fight for that, I don't need to say anything, you know, I'm ready for make history".

The women's and men's compound teams followed up with gold medals of their own.

Skateboarding will debut on the sports program at the Olympics in Tokyo, with street and park disciplines on the schedule.

China's Wang Qingling won silver with 5954 points, while Japan's Yuki Yamasaki took bronze with a tally of 5873 points.

China's second diving gold medal today came in the men's synchronised 10m platform with Chen Aisen and Yang Hao comfortably triumphing on 466.47 points.

Son's South Korea side beat Vietnam 3-1 on Wednesday to secure their place in the final of the competition.



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