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Tottenham's Son Heung-Min praises Newcastle signing of Ki Sung-Yueng

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min has said he is relishing the prospect of facing his South Korea captain Ki Sung-Yueng at Newcastle on Saturday.

Ki joined Newcastle from Swansea on a free transfer after captaining South Korea in Russia.

"He did very well at the World Cup," Son said ahead of Spurs' opening fixture at St James' Park. "He was very excited to move to Newcastle, and I'm looking forward to playing against him.

"He can bring a lot of things because he's a very good player. He can change...

 By Reuters

Ki Sung-Yueng staying in Premier League with Newcastle

It was no coincidence that Swansea's form dipped while Ki Sung-yeung was away on national team duty at the AFC Asian Cup.

Newcastle United have signed South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng on a two-year-deal, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Ki, who captained his side at this year's World Cup but missed South Korea's historic win over Germany earlier this week, joined Swansea City in 2012 and scored 12 goals in more than 160 appearances for the Welsh side.

The 29-year-old left Swansea following their relegation to the Championship last season after an 18th-placed league finish.

"He is a player with lots of Premier...

Mo Salah, Son Heung-min lead Premier League Team of the Weekend

The Exploding Heads round up the Premier League action from the weekend, neatly packaged in 90 seconds (plus stoppages).

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers, along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW.

Here is ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend.

Goalkeeper: Stoke had Jack Butland to thank for keeping a clean sheet at Southampton as they were held to yet another draw, their fourth in five Premier...

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South Korea aim to avoid Spain, Brazil, Germany in WC draw - Ki

South Korea captain Ki Sung-Yueng already knows which teams he does not to be grouped with when the draw for the 2018 World Cup is made in Moscow on Dec. 1.

"Every team at the World Cup is stronger than us," Ki told reporters before returning to Swansea City in the Premier League. "But I hope we can at least avoid Spain, Germany and Brazil."

There is, however, greater self-belief around the 2002 World Cup semifinalists after events of the last week. After a dismal 2017 in which the Taeguk Warriors...

Edwin Cardona sorry for making eye gesture vs. South Korea, denies racism

Colombia's Edwin Cardona has apologised after sparking a racism controversy during his team's 2-0 loss to South Korea in Friday's friendly.

The Colombian midfielder made a gesture with his eyes toward South Korean players in the second half of Friday night's game at Suwon World Cup Stadium, south of Seoul.

"I didn't mean to disrespect anyone, a country or a race, but if anyone felt offended, or interpreted it in that way, I am sorry,'' Cardona said in a video posted on the Colombia team's Twitter...

Injured Ki Sung-Yueng could captain South Korea from WCQ sidelines

Ki Sung-Yueng will captain South Korea in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Uzbekistan, even though the Swansea City midfielder may not be fit enough to play in the crucial matches.

Head coach Shin Tae-Yong wants to use the 28-year-old central midfielder's experience as they aim to secure a spot at a ninth straight World Cup, as the team's faltering campaign approaches its climax.

"I want to give Ki the captain's armband even if he can't play," Shin told the Korean media on...