South Korea playing high-pressing game against Uruguay
South Korea have made early inroads against Uruguay in a Group H match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Education City Stadium. Son Heung-min has been named in the starting XI in South Korea's opening World Cup match despite wearing a mask after facial surgery.
The Spurs attacker and South Korean skipper had surgery earlier this month after suffering a fracture around his left eye in a collision during a Champions League game. "Son can play and will be able to play," Bento said on Wednesday.
It remains to be seen to what extent the South Korean talisman features, with the Portuguese boss cautioning: "He knows and we know that after this injury we cannot take any risks." The 30-year-old Son has been training in Qatar in a mask and South Korean fans have been eagerly awaiting updates on his fitness.