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Son Heung-Min To Complete Mandatory Military Service During Football's Coronavirus Shutdown

Son Heung-Min To Complete Mandatory Military Service During Football's Coronavirus Shutdown

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to complete his mandatory four week national service while in South Korea.

Son travelled back to his home country last week after the Premier League's suspension until April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Per the Daily Mail, he is awaiting conformation that the league's postponement will be extended further than the initial date.

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He is hoping to officially enlist in the Military Corps for a starting date of April 20.

The 27-year-old is currently in two week quarantine after arriving back in South Korea from London last weekend.

He would have originally had to complete 21 months of service, but earned an exemption back in 2018 when he helped his South Korea side win gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

Son is currently recovering from a broken arm he suffered in a Premier League clash against Aston Villa in February, but he will still be able to complete his service.

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He had initially been ruled out for the rest of the season due to the injury but will almost certainly be ready to return to action whenever football begins again.

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It's likely that the Premier League will be suspended past it's initial date of April 30 as meetings between chiefs of the English game continue this week.

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Reports emerged earlier this week that the Premier League are considering using 'World Cup-style' camps as a means to finish the current season, which has nine games remaining.

The Independent are reporting that the Premier League could take drastic measures to ensure the season isn't cancelled.

One idea gaining traction is playing all 92 remaining fixtures in June and July with players and media being confined to their own personal camps.

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The idea would see all games be televised whilst likely remaining behind closed doors, with several being shown per day.

Plans were first considered at the beginning of the month but last weekend saw a huge breakthroughs in relation to pushing forward with the idea.

Belgium became the first country to end their league season on Thursday, awarding top side Club Brugge the Belgian First Division title.

How do you think the current Premier League season will be concluded?

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Topics: Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Coronavirus, Son Heung-Min

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.