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Son Heung-min declares himself fit for World Cup after injury

  • Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min will be fit enough to represent South Korea at the Qatar World Cup later this month, according to the football star and his team’s manager last weekend.
  • Son, 30, sustained a left eye socket fracture after colliding with Olympique de Marseille defender Chancel Mbema during a Champions League match last week, according to reports.
  • “Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too,” Son wrote on Instagram. “I won’t miss this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country, see you soon.”
  • South Korea will face Uruguay in Group H of the Qatar World Cup on Nov. 24.

Following his left eye socket fracture and surgery, Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min revealed he will be fit enough to represent South Korea in the Qatar World Cup later this month.

Son, 30, sustained an eye injury during the Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League match against Olympique de Marseille last week.

Son Heung-min becomes highest-ranked Asian player in men’s Ballon d’Or history

  • Tottenham Hotspur footballer Son Heung-min became the highest-ranked Asian player in Ballon d’Or history, reaching 11th place on Monday.
  • Son was ranked higher than other athletes such as 37-year-old Manchester United member and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who reached No. 20 this year.
  • He is the third Korean to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or following Seol Ki-hyeon in 2002 and Park Ji-sung in 2005. He is also reportedly the only Asian athlete who was nominated this year for the prestigious football award.
  • Son’s Ballon d’Or ranking came after a stellar performance last season, where he received the Premier League’s Golden Boot for scoring 23 goals.

Tottenham Hotspur footballer Son Heung-min has surpassed several superstar athletes in the 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or rankings, making him the highest-ranked Asian football player in the annual football award’s history.

Son, 30, reached No. 11 this year, according to the rankings that were released on Monday. He ranked higher than other athletes such as 37-year-old Manchester United member and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who was placed at No. 20 this year.

‘Strongest action’ vowed against fan who allegedly made racist gesture at Son Heung-min

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  • At Sunday’s Premier League match, a Chelsea fan was spotted making a racist gesture towards South Korean soccer player Son Heung-min.
  • In a video shared to Twitter, the man is seen pulling up the corner of his eyes.
  • The incident occured when Son took a corner kick during the second half of the match.
  • Chelsea police are aware of the incident and are currently investigating.

The Metropolitan police in Chelsea, London, are investigating a soccer fan who was seen making a racist gesture toward Tottenham Spurs’ South Korean player Son Heung-min at Sunday’s Premier League.

Footage posted to Twitter of the match against Chelsea F.C. in Stamford Bridge on Sunday shows a Chelsea fan in the corner of the Shed End pulling up the corners of his eyes after Son went to take a corner kick during the second half of the match.

Soccer star Son Heung-min opens up for first time about racial abuse while playing in Germany

  • Tottenham Hotspur soccer star Son Heung-min, 29, opened up to fans for the first time about his experiences with racism as a teenage footballer in Germany.
  • At an event in Seoul on Monday, Son publicly shared with fans, “I moved to Germany when I was young, and went through so many really difficult, unimaginable moments,” and added he often thought of “revenge one day.”
  • Son then referred to Germany’s shocking defeat to South Korea in the 2018 World Cup which sent the defending champions packing early and ranked last in their group.
  • Son, who scored the second goal in the game, all but ensuring Germany’s early exit, expressed he had little sympathy.
  • “When people cry, I’d [usually] want to comfort them and give them a hug,” he said. “But watching German people cry, [I felt] I was able to take revenge by doing something I like.”

Tottenham Hotspur soccer star Son Heung-min, 29, opened up to fans for the first time about his “really difficult” and “unimaginable” experiences with racism as a teenage footballer in Germany.

At an event in Seoul on Monday, Son publicly shared with fans, “I moved to Germany when I was young, and went through so many really difficult, unimaginable moments.

‘Sonny, I love you!’: 4-year-old beams with happiness after Son Heung-min waves at her before game

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  • Delilah Thorpe, a 4-year-old football fan, was ecstatic after Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s Son Heung-min waved back at her before a match last December.
  • The special moment was filmed by Thorpe’s mother and posted on the Thorpes’ social media accounts.

A 4-year-old girl was over the moon after Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min waved back at her at a football match in December 2021.

The adorable moment was filmed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Tottenham’s match against West Ham United Football Club on Dec. 22, 2021, according to Daily Mail. Young football fan Delilah Thorpe was filmed by her mother Demiee as she tried to get the attention of Son while he was warming up nearby.

Meet Son Heung-min, The Greatest Asian Soccer Player of Our Time

The rise of Son Heung-min in 2018-2019 has been nothing short of scintillating.

A goal-scoring machine with wicked pace and a deft touch, the South Korean winger has soared above expectations for Tottenham Hotspur this season. He’s led his injury-ravaged side to both a third place standing in the English Premier League (as of this writing) and a UEFA Champions League semi-final berth (farther than his team has ever made it in the tournament), accomplishments that have earned him a London Premier League Player of the Year award — as well as the now incontrovertible distinction of being amongst the very best in the world.

Korean Pro Footballer Harassed By Racist Fan in the U.K.

South Korean footballer Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur was lambasted with a tirade of racially-demeaning insults by a racist man who identified as a West Ham fan. Video of the man’s verbal assault was circulated on social media and has angered both Son’s team as well as West Ham United.

In the video, the man was heard yelling, “Can you get us a new copy of the new ‘Planet of The Apes’ film?” from a nearby car while pointing a camera straight at Son’s vehicle. Another fan was seen approaching Son’s vehicle to take his autograph but the verbally abusive man continued his insults and persistently told the South Korean footballer “you do DVD’s.”