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South Korea call up Tottenham's Son Heung-Min for March friendlies

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reinvigorated Manchester United, but Craig Burley and Gab Marcotti agree Mauricio Pochettino is a better fit long term.

Son Heung-Min will be travelling once again later this month as the Tottenham Hotspur attacker has been called up by South Korea for home friendlies against Bolivia and Colombia on March 22 and 26.

The 26 year-old has appeared in three international tournaments -- the World Cup, the Asian Games and the Asian Cup -- in the past 12 months and has also been busy helping Tottenham challenge in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

While Son has been in excellent form for the London club, he...

Pim Verbeek quits Oman, calls time on managerial career

Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and South Korea boss calling time on a managerial career spanning almost 40 years.

The 62-year-old took charge of the Oman national team in 2016 and guided them to a Gulf Cup triumph the following year and to the last 16 of the Asian Cup for the first time last month.

Oman FA chief Salem bin Saeed Al Wahaibi called an emergency board meeting on Wednesday and accepted Verbeek's resignation even though his contract...

Asian Cup: Defending champ Australia, South Korea see early exits

Defending champions Australia crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday when a contentious Ali Mabkhout goal earned hosts the United Arab Emirates a 1-0 victory and a semifinal meeting with Qatar next week.

Mabkhout struck midway through the second half after Milos Degenek under-hit a pass back to Mat Ryan, and the Al Jazira man swooped to round the goalkeeper and slot the ball into an empty net for his ninth goal in two Asian Cups.

The Australians complained Degenek had been fouled prior to giving...

Tottenham's Son plays down fatigue fears amid Kane, Alli injury problems

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has played down fears that his recent schedule will catch up with him as the games come thick and fast for South Korea at the Asian Cup.

Spurs, third in the Premier League and still competing in the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, have been hit by injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli as well as Son's departure for the Asian Cup.

Son, who also appeared at the World Cup in June and the Asian Games in Indonesia in August, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 14, less...