Heung-min Son

Uruguay’s Federico Valverde was 6 inches away from scoring the goal of the tournament

Uruguay and Real Madrid star Federico Valverde almost had the highlight of his career on Thursday during his nation’s 0-0 draw vs. South Korea. With the score tied at in the 89th minute, Valverde ripped a shot from over 25 yards out that nearly brought the house down.

Valverde Shot vs. South Korea

Ranking the best forwards playing at the 2022 World Cup

Every four years the World Cup brings together the world’s best players and Qatar 2022 will not be an exception.

On the attacking front, the exotic winter tournament brings us a combination of new talent, legendary strikers, generational wingers and a pair of GOATs.

In celebration of the World Cup being so close, we rank the forwards who are most likely to make an impact at Qatar.

Team-by-team guide: 2022 South Korea World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is for Group H's South Korea.

South Korea World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup appearances: 11th 

Best finish: Fourth place (2002) 

How they got here: South Korea achieved automatic qualification by finishing second in AFC Group A behind Iran. 

Son Hits Incredible 13-Minute Hat Trick Against Last-Place Leicester

LONDON — Son Heung-min ended his scoring drought in stunning fashion with a sublime hat trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed Leicester City 6-2 to move joint top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Rodrigo Bentancur's first goal for Tottenham was separating the sides in an entertaining tussle but Son, who started on the bench, exploded back to form with three goals in 14 minutes.

The South Korean, the Premier League's joint-top scorer last season with 23 goals, had not scored in Tottenham's first eight games and had lost his place to Dejan Kulusevski.

Everything You NEED TO KNOW Before 22/23 English Premier League

This is Everything You Need to Know Before the English Premier League. Watch this before the start of the 2022/2023 season in England! Which teams were promoted? Which teams were relegated? Who was the biggest transfer? What players were bought and sold? Get ready for the new season with this recap of the last year in the EPL! Including new players to pick up for your fantasy team and if you're new to soccer, find yourself a team to support! 

Players Seen Collapsing During Tottenham Training Session

Video has emerged from Tottenham’s preseason training session in South Korea of players struggling massively with Antonio Conte’s fitness regiment. 

Spurs arrived in Seoul ahead of their pair of preseason games and hosted an open training session in front of 6,000 fans. What these spectators witnessed was surprising, to say the least. 

Son Heung-min Has Goofy Moment With Fred As He Pretends To Knee Brazilian In The Bum

Tottenham and South Korea star Son Heung-min had a humorous interaction with Brazil’s Fred on Thursday during a friendly match in Seoul. The result wasn’t ideal for South Korea and Son as the Brazil won the game 5-1. That didn’t stop Son from having some fun.

Son Heung-min Enters Golden Boot Race With Must-See Brace Against Leicester City

LONDON - Son Heung-min continued his prolific season, striking twice after Harry Kane had opened the scoring as Tottenham Hotspur beat Leicester City 3-1 at home on Sunday to boost their hopes of Champions League qualification.

The win moved Spurs a point above North London rivals Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League, at least for a few hours, with the Gunners at West Ham United later on Sunday.

Son Nets Beautiful Hat Trick For Spurs In 4-0 Demolition Of Aston Villa

BIRMINGHAM — Son Heung-min struck a superbly taken hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur took a grip on fourth place, romping to a 4-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

With Arsenal losing earlier on Saturday, Spurs have a three point lead over their North London rivals with 57 points from 31 games - the Gunners have played one game less.

South Korean Son fired Spurs ahead in the third minute when a blocked shot from Harry Kane fell to him on the edge of the box and his first time, left-foot, shot flew in off the inside of the post.

Spurs Put Five Past Newcastle To Move Into Premier League Top Four

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur moved into the Premier League top four after a second-half blitz of goals from Matt Doherty, Son Heung-min, Emerson Royal and Steven Bergwijn fired them to an emphatic 5-1 home win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

Spurs are now level on 54 points with Arsenal but their London rivals have two games in hand and can move back into fourth place when they visit Crystal Palace on Monday. Newcastle are 15th with 31 points, nine clear of the relegation zone.