Lee Kang-in’s exemption from military service is of interest to France.
The South Korean Asian Games football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, came from behind to defeat Japan 2-1 in the men’s football final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday. With the victory, South Korea won its third consecutive gold medal, following the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.
With the gold medal, the Taeguk Warriors will be exempted from military service. Jeong Woo-young, Lee Han-beom, Hong Hyun-seok, and Park Kyu-hyun, who play in Europe, are now free, while wildcards Park Jin-seop, Baek Seung-ho, and Seol Young-woo, who were about to enlist in the military, also celebrated. The same goes for Cho Young-wook, who was serving in the military with Gimcheon Commerce. All the other players are now free of military problems and can look forward to a brighter future.
The same goes for Lee Kang-in. After leaving Valencia for Real Mallorca, Lee emerged as a top midfielder in Spanish La Liga and became a key part of the Korean national team, winning a gold medal at the Asian Games. After moving to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Lee’s transfer was not smooth due to communication problems, but he eventually agreed and went to Hangzhou, where he played well and won a gold medal.
Now that he’s free of military service, Lee can fly even higher. It’s good news for PSG, too. “Lee Kang-in has reduced his military service from 18 months to three weeks (basic military training),” said Le Parisien on Nov. 11. He won the first trophy of his career while also receiving military benefits.” “South Korea requires all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 to serve in the military. Olympic medals and Asian Games titles are exempt. If you win a gold medal at the Asian Games, you receive 544 hours of community service and three weeks of basic military training,” he elaborated.레고토토
He mentioned the cases of Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae. “BTS didn’t get the benefit. It was once a controversial issue in Korea,” he said. “Lee Kang-in is exempt from the military, so he’s not under pressure. He can fully focus on PSG and the national team. ‘This exemption will help him develop, and I hope he will work hard for club and country and make a big impact on the development of Korean soccer,’ said Hwang Sun-hong, who coached the Asian Games gold medal-winning team.”