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Son Heung-min seeking gold with one eye on Spurs progress

Son Heung-min seeking gold with one eye on Spurs progress

Son needs his team to win the gold medal if he is to be exempted from South Korean military service.

Japan and the United Arab Emirates will play their semifinal later tonight.

Iran, the last Central Asian country in the men's basketball semifinals at the 2018 Asian Games, secured a ticket to the final after defeating South Korea in a tight match that ended 80-68 on Thursday.

Son has missed the start of the new season in an attempt to win gold at the Asian Games and avoid mandatory military service. "We're one team and I have to be ready to play for my team".

Indonesian 12-year-old Bunga Nyimas won bronze in the street final behind Margie Didal of Philippines.

In the men's individual recurve final, ... world number 1 Kim Woo-jin defeated teammate Lee Woo-seok for the gold.

China maintained its top spot in the track and field standings with one day to go in athletics competition with golds in both the 20-kilometer walks.

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

After 352 finals, China had an nearly insurmountable lead in the medal standings with 101 golds and 217 overall.

The 3-1 scoreline didn't tell the whole story at Pakansari Stadium outside Jakarta, with Vietnam enjoying the lion's share of possession as well as registering more shots on goal than their opponents.

Darting in behind the Vietnamese defence, Hwang - hat-trick hero of Korea's 4-3 quarter-final win over Uzbekistan earlier this week - clinically hooked in his ninth goal of tournament.

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Park's success with Vietnam sparked similar scenes in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere after he took the national team to the final of Asia's under-23 championship in January. In 2002 in particular, the Koreans brushed off Iran in straight sets to celebrate their second Asian Games title at home.