Son “Sonny” Heung-min gave test takers in Sangam an unforgettable gift after completing their college entrance exams.
The South Korea national football team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, cruised to a 5-0 victory over Singapore on Saturday at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, in the first match of Group C of the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 Asia Zone Second Qualifying Round.
Cho Kyu-sung opened the scoring, followed by goals from Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Hwang Eui-jo, and Lee Kang-in, as South Korea demolished Singapore. After a frustrating first half, the South Koreans came out firing in the second half and finished the tournament on a high note to qualify for their 11th consecutive World Cup.
Ace Son Heung-min also picked up where he left off against Vietnam, scoring a stunning left-footed mid-range strike in the 62nd minute from the ‘Son Heung-min Zone’. It was similar to his goal against Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
After the game, Son said in the Mixed Zone, “It was not an easy game regardless of the result. It was a good result with the dedication and effort of all the players. We solved the task of creating more attacking chances. We made a good start. We will prepare for the next game.”
South Korea will next play against China. China had a shaky start against Thailand, conceding an early goal, but came back to equalize and win 2-1. Despite Korea’s superiority in terms of power, traveling to China is always tricky.
“It might be their tactic to make us angry or frustrated,” said Son Heung-min. If we don’t get caught up in that and play our game, I think we can have a good game. We just need to play our game better than China’s.”
There were some dizzying moments. In the 83rd minute, Son Heung-min was kicked in the right calf by Xia Hirin. He fell to the ground and was in pain for a while, but the captain stayed on the field until the end of the game. 무지개토토 도메인
Klinsmann was also highly critical of the play. “I was very upset that Son Heung-min was fouled when we were 4-0 up. It was an inappropriate foul. It was an inappropriate foul, and I was very angry at the moment because it was 4-0.”
Son Heung-min responded, “Every player has injuries, big and small. It’s everyone’s dream to be called up and play for the national team. The path to the World Cup is made by the team. Even if I’m sick, I can’t give up. If I can play, I will do my best until the end,” he said, showing the responsibility of a captain.