Tottenham followers will see a common confront on their screens when they tune in for South Korea’s opening Earth Cup sport in opposition to Uruguay on Thursday – type of.
Premier League star Son Heung-min will line up for his region, but the Spurs man will put on a protecting mask.
Son experienced a bad personal injury on November 1, fracturing his eye socket in a Champions League activity against Marseille.
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He underwent surgical treatment soon later on, and there were being fears about his involvement in Qatar.
But he was identified as up to the squad, indicating “I won’t miss out on this for the world”, and was declared fit by manager Paulo Bento on the eve of South Korea’s opener.
“Sonny can engage in. Of course he will be able to enjoy,” Bento claimed on Wednesday.
“I imagine the reality he would be putting on a mask is not an inconvenience for him. It is instead purely natural for him.
“We have caught to the approach considering the fact that we arrived listed here, and also the way we integrated him into our team displays it has been all-natural.
“Our hope is he will sense relaxed to the greatest extent feasible and we’ll use the very best technique so he will experience at relieve in the course of the game.”
Protecting masks are by now a relatively frequent sight in football, helping players with facial accidents keep on to contend.
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DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 23: Thomas Meunier of Belgium all through the FIFA Globe Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match among Belgium and Canada at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 23, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Picture by Marc Atkins/Getty Photos)
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Belgium’s Thomas Meunier, Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol and Tunisia’s Ellyes Skhiri have already been seen on Globe Cup pitches carrying confront masks this calendar year.
Meunier came off the bench in the course of Belgium’s 1- get in excess of Canada on Wednesday, Gvardiol started out in Croatia’s – attract with Morocco, whilst Skhiri played the complete video game as Tunisia held Denmark to a goalless attract.
The Belgian is wearing a mask soon after fracturing his cheekbone in a video game from Hannover previously this time, when Gvardiol sported a black mask as he recovers from breaking his nose on November 10.
Son, 30, is South Korea’s captain and has scored 35 aims in 105 caps for his region.
The Asian state are up versus Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal in Team H.
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