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Tottenham to take on Sevilla in 2nd summer exhibition match in Korea

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Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min, Emerson Royal and Lucas Moura celebrate after a match against Norwich in England's Premier League. Reuters-Yonhap
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min, Emerson Royal and Lucas Moura celebrate after a match against Norwich in England's Premier League. Reuters-Yonhap

Tottenham Hotspur announced Tuesday they will face Sevilla FC in the second of their two exhibition matches in Korea this summer.

The team, featuring the reigning Golden Boot winner from Korea, Son Heung-min, said their game against the Spanish club will kick off at 8 p.m. July 16 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, 45 kilometers south of Seoul.

Tottenham had announced in April they will take on an All-Star team of the K League players in their first exhibition match July 13 at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

During their preseason tour to Korea, Tottenham players will also engage in social contribution activities and run football clinics for Korean fans.

Behind Son's league-leading 23 goals, Tottenham finished fourth in the 2021-2022 Premier League season to book a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League.

Spurs boast a large fan base in Korea thanks to Son's heroics. The 29-year-old national team captain became the first Asian player to lead the Premier League in goals Sunday, by netting two goals in a 5-0 rout of Norwich City in the season finale. Son and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool shared the Golden Boot.

Sevilla also ranked fourth in the 2021-2022 La Liga season. They have won the UEFA Europa League a record six times.

The exhibition tour will be organized by the Korean streaming service Coupang Play, and both matches will be streamed live on that platform. (Yonhap)



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