Son Heung-min Inspires South Korea to Victory in 2026 World Cup Qualifiers Against China

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In a stellar performance, Son Heung-min led South Korea to a 3-0 triumph over China, maintaining their flawless start to the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers campaign. The Tottenham captain showcased his prowess with two goals, including an 11th-minute penalty and a well-timed header just before halftime.

The match, played in front of a spirited crowd exceeding 40,000 in Shenzhen, witnessed Son’s composure as he confidently converted a penalty, securing an early lead for South Korea after Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan was fouled.

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Son’s exceptional skills were on display again as he headed home a precise effort, leaving the China goalkeeper Yan Junling with no chance. The Tottenham star wasn’t done, as he played a pivotal role in South Korea’s third goal, setting up Jung Seung-hyun’s powerful header in the 87th minute.

Following their commanding 5-0 victory over Singapore on Thursday, Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korea now leads Group C with six points. This latest win solidifies their position atop the group, underlining their early dominance in the qualifiers.

Despite a sell-out crowd and a spirited effort, China finds themselves in third place in the group, trailing Thailand, who secured a 3-1 victory against Singapore on Monday, only separated by goal difference.

In other Asian World Cup qualifiers on Monday, North Korea delivered a commanding 6-1 win against Myanmar, while Tajikistan mirrored the scoreline by thumping Pakistan.

As the 2026 World Cup qualifying journey unfolds, South Korea’s impressive form positions them as strong contenders. The top two teams from each of the nine groups will progress to the next qualifying stage, setting the stage for an exciting path to the World Cup in North America.

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