South Korea will kick off their World Cup in Qatar on Thursday against Uruguay (2 p.m.). The slight uncertainty that still reigned around the presence of Heung-min Son for this first match was definitively dispelled this Wednesday, at a press conference, by the Portuguese coach of the “Taeguk Warriors”, Paulo Bento.
“Son will be able to play, he announced. I thinks that the fact that he wears a mask is not a disadvantage for him, it seems natural to him. He got used to it during training, knowing that we have integrated him into our group since we have been in Qatar. We hope he will feel as comfortable as possible on the pitch during the game. We are confident. »
After four small fractures around the left eye suffered in Marseille, with Tottenham, on November 1 in the Champions League (2-1 victory for Spurs), the striker had surgery on November 5. The South Korean (30 years old, 106 caps, 35 goals), will therefore participate in his first match in just over three weeks, against Celeste.