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Asian Games 2018: Son dares to dream after penalty sends Koreans into Asia semis

Son Heung-min, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo AFP/Juni Kriswanto

 

BEKASI, Indonesia: Tottenham forward Son Heung-min helped South Korea reach the Asian Games semi-finals as the defending champions beat Uzbekistan 4-3 in an extra-time cliffhanger on Monday (Aug 27).

The World Cup star, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo before a late Hwang Hee-chan penalty sent the Koreans through.

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Asian Games 2018: Malaysian athlete alleges bias after heated martial arts battle

Malaysia's Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, the 2016 world champion, stormed out the arena and punched a hole in the wall of the warm-up area. (Photo: AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

 

JAKARTA: A Malaysian athlete accused judges of bias and stormed out of a tumultuous match of the Indonesian martial art pencak silat at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday (Aug 27).

Mohd Al-Jufferi Jamari, the 2016 world champion, withdrew in protest seconds before the end of the final and punched a hole in the wall of the warm-up area, as Indonesia's Komang Harik Adi Putra bagged gold in the heated contest.

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Asian Games 2018: Bosses crack down on boozing in athlete villages

About 17,000 athletes and officials are taking part in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)



JAKARTA: Asian Games organisers have cracked down on boozing in the athletes' villages, Indonesian officials said Monday (Aug 27), warning competitors that the consumption of alcohol is "not allowed" and unhealthy.

Athletes who have already finished their events and officials were flouting rules against drinking in the villages, said Harry Warganegara of Games organising committee Inasgoc.

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Asian Games 2018: China crowned Arena of Valor champion as e-sports makes 'historical' Asian Games debut


ESports - 2018 Asian Games - Britama Arena - Jakarta, Indonesia - August 26, 2018 - Players compete in Arena Of Valor tournament. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan



JAKARTA: China defeated Taiwan to win the first ever Arena of Valor gold medal on Sunday, as e-sports made a splashy debut as an exhibition event at the 2018 Asian Games.

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Asian Games 2018: Son hails 'belief' as Korea reach football quarters


South Korea's captain Son Heung admitted his side had felt the pressure of the last 16 knock-out tie, but said he was "very proud" of his team-mates". (Photo: AFP/Aamir Qureshi)



CIKARANG, Indonesia: Son Heung-min said South Korea had "more belief" than Iran as they safely reached the Asian Games quarter-finals, taking him a step closer to the gold that would spare him a career-threatening stint in military service.

Son captained the defending champions to a 2-0 win in a physical game in Cikarang, near Jakarta, to set up another daunting clash with a highly rated Uzbekistan side.

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