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South Korea counting on red-hot Son to shine on Asian Cup quest
South Korea counting on red-hot Son to shine on Asian Cup quest

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South Korea sbobet มือ ถือ are hoping Son Heung-min's dazzling pace and goals can help them end a 59-year wait to be crowned continental kings as the newly expanded Asian Cup starts at the weekend. Holders Australia, four-time winners Japan, Carlos Queiroz's Iran and hosts the United Arab Emirates are all formidable opponents, but none will relish facing Paulo Bento's Koreans.

The 2015 runners-up have put their stamp on the international scene in recent times, stunning holders Germany at last year's World Cup before winning the Asian Games football tournament in September. Son, 26, was at the heart of both successes and his delight was plain to see at the Asian Games in Indonesia, where victory earned the team an exemption from South Korea's compulsory, 21-month military service.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward, who has a deadly shot with either foot, has been in scorching form for his club, scoring seven goals in his last seven Premier League games. But sbobet มือ ถือ he will sit out South Korea's first two games next week under a deal with his club in return for his release for last year's Asian Games. 

Son, the most prolific Asian in Premier League history, sbobet มือ ถือ will hope South Korea get the job done against the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan before he jets in for their final Group C clash against China on January 16. The Koreans, edged 2-1 by Australia after the 2015 final went to extra time, haven't won the Asian Cup since 1960 -- a puzzling record considering their 10 World Cup appearances, including the 2002 semi-finals.
Birmingham City recall Greg Stewart from Kilmarnock loan

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Birmingham sbo222 have recalled forward Greg Stewart from his loan spell with Kilmarnock, according to Sky sources. The 28-year-old moved to Rugby Park on a season-long loan last August and scored eight goals in 16 appearances as Killie competed with Celtic and Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

However, he has been asked to return to his parent club and sbo222 is expected in Birmingham on Sunday. Stewart's contract expires at the end of the season and he could yet leave St Andrew's on a permanent deal this month. He joined Birmingham from Dundee in August 2016 but has made just 22 appearances, 16 of which were as a substitute, sbo222 and spent last season on loan at Aberdeen.


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