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Son’s brace helps South Korea beat China

Son Heung-min scored a brace as South Korea defeat China 3-0 to keep their excellent start to 2026 World Cup qualifying.

Son Heung-min scored a brace as South Korea defeat China 3-0 to keep their excellent start to 2026 World Cup qualifying.

Son’s Dominance:

Tottenham’s captain, Son Heung-min, exhibited his prowess by scoring an 11th-minute penalty and then adding a second goal with a powerful header just before halftime. Additionally, he played a crucial role in South Korea’s third goal, assisting Jung Seung-hyun’s commanding header in the 87th minute.

Group C Leadership:

Following their 5-0 triumph against Singapore, Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korea team now leads Group C with an impressive six points.

Key Moments:

In front of a packed crowd exceeding 40,000 in Shenzhen, Son showcased his composure by confidently converting the early penalty after a foul on Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan. His unmarked header skillfully directed the ball into the far corner, consolidating South Korea’s lead before halftime.

Complete Contribution:

Not only did Son display his goal-scoring prowess, but he also showcased his playmaking abilities by setting up a late goal, cementing South Korea’s dominant performance against China. At 31 years old, Son’s multifaceted contributions highlighted his significance in the team’s success.

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