- BBC News World
November 24, 2022
It looks like a superhero mask like the ones used by Pixar’s The Incredibles, but the only superpower it gives is being able to be on the playing field.
Son Heung-mincaptain and star striker of the soccer team of South Koreaentered the field this Thursday in his country’s debut against Uruguay for Group H of the World Cup in Qatar with a black mask that covered the upper half of his face.
The match ended in a goalless draw.
The reason why he should have used that protection is that on November 1 fractured near left eye socket when colliding with the Congolese defender Chancel Mbemba in a match between English Tottenham Hotspur – where the South Korean plays – and Olympique de Marseille for the group stage of the European Champions League.