(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018, South Korea's forward Son Heung-min celebrates scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. - Son Heung-min has lit up the World Cup and the Premier League but unnervingly it is the Asian Games in Indonesia, which starts on August 18, 2018, that could make or break the career of the prolific South Korean forward. Anything less than gold and Son, 26, faces a compulsory stint of nearly two years' military service -- a severe blow to the player, his national team and his club, Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
South Korea's forward Son Heung-min has plenty at stake at the Asian Games this month. AFP

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