Son faces 21 months of military service unless South Korea win gold.
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Spurs forward Son Heung-min attempted to defuse the pressure surrounding the Asian Games football final that could make or break his career Friday, as Japan edged China to win the women's gold. Rarely has a player had so much at stake as Son, who faces a 21-month spell of military service unless the South Korea team win an exemption by beating Japan Saturday.Qatar's team brimming with naturalized players won the men's handball, beating Bahrain 32-27 in the final, to become only the second country after South Korea to successfully defend the title.Hong Kong's former Olympic bronze medalist Sarah Lee Wai-sze defended her women's sprint crown to end the track cycling competition with two gold medals.
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