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Son Heung-Min to undergo military training in South Korea

Son is currently completing two weeks of self-quarantine after returning to South Korea last month with the Premier League suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.Visit for more news, videos and featuresThe 27-year-old, who captains his national team, avoided military conscription in 2018 after winning the Asian Games with South Korea, but exempt athletes are still required by law to undertake four weeks of national service, or three weeks with the Marine Corps. "(Son) will move to Jeju Island as soon as he has completed self-quarantine, and will receive three weeks of basic military training at the 9th Brigade of the Marine Corps beginning on April 20," said his agent."Basic military training in the army is usually scheduled for four weeks, but the navy (the Marine Corps) has been changed to three weeks from 2019."READ: Players 'scapegoats' in row over salary cuts, says RooneyREAD: Liverpool legends slate club owners for using government aid to pay staffIn South Korea, all able-bodied men aged between 18 and 35 are required to complete at least 21 months of military service.The laws surrounding military service have impacted the careers of some of the country's biggest names. The popular boy band Big Bang, for examplRead More – Source