Son Heung-min wants an exemption from Korea’s military service. To get it, he has to win.


Mikeie Reiland | SB Nation
August 2018 | 15-minute read

Son — with his flair on the pitch, his willingness to put club commitments ahead of country, and his desire to become the best he can be — has made a decision to exist outside of Korea’s sporting framework, to not be constrained by it. And though he’s quite possibly the most excellent Korean athlete in the world today, he may ultimately be punished for that ambition and commitment to excellence.

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