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'Wouldn't miss it for the world' - Son Heung-min provides World Cup update after eye surgery

2:45 PM WAT 09/11/2022
Son Heung-min South Korea 2022
Tottenham's Son Heung-min has confirmed he will be at the World Cup with South Korea despite fears he would miss out following eye surgery.
  • Son confirms World Cup status
  • 'Wouldn't miss it for the world'
  • Recently suffered fractured eye socket

WHAT HAPPENED? After speculation over whether or not South Korea would have to tackle the Qatar tournament without their captain and talisman Son, the 30-year-old has batted away doubts to confirm he is available for the tournament in less than two weeks' time.

WHAT HE SAID: In a post uploaded to Instagram, Son stated: "Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for the messages of support I have received over the last week. I have read so many of them and truly, truly appreciate you all. In a tough time I received a lot of strength from you!

"Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too. I won’t miss this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country, see you soon. Sonny."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Son suffered the nasty injury during Tottenham's final Champions League group stage game against Marseille, colliding heads with Chancel Mbemba and being forced off as a result. He has since undergone surgery to repair the fracture.

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WHAT NEXT FOR SON? Tottenham still have two more fixtures to play before their season comes to a pause for the World Cup, and it is possible that Son could return to action before South Korea kick off their tournament.