FIFA World Cup 2022: Why Son Heung-min Wear a Mask Against Uruguay
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min wore a mask after breaking his left eye in South Korea’s World Cup opener against Uruguay and was forced to withdraw against Marseille.
He was punched in the face while attempting a header against Chancel Mbamba. Many wondered if Sun would travel to Qatar to represent his country at the Games, but he later underwent eye surgery.
Why does Son Heung-min Wear a Mask?
The South Korean captain wears a carbon mask to protect his face as he recovers from the hit.
“I think he doesn’t mind wearing a mask. I think it’s very natural for him,” the South Korean president said. We stuck to the plan when we got here…but we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
“Our hope is that he plays as comfortably as possible and employs the best strategies that allow him to feel at ease during the game. He is aware, and his injury has cost us opportunities. I’m sure you can’t.”
In a heartfelt message, he posted on his Instagram after the successful surgery, the boy wrote: “Hi everyone. I want to thank everyone who sent me messages of encouragement.
“I read a lot of books. I really appreciate all of you. You have given me a lot of strength in difficult times. Playing for my country in the World Cup has given me this. It is a childhood dream for many children, including This something I will never forget. I can’t wait to represent our wonderful country. I hope to see you soon. Sunny.
Son is injured but is expected to play a key role in his country’s success at the World Cup in Qatar.
Face masks have already been seen on World Cup pitches this year by Belgium’s Thomas Meunier, Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol, and Tunisia’s Ellyes Skhiri.
Meunier came off the bench in Belgium’s 1-0 win over Canada on Wednesday, Gvardiol started in Croatia’s 0-0 draw with Morocco, and Skhiri played the entire game in Tunisia’s goalless draw with Denmark.
The Belgian is wearing a mask after breaking his cheekbone earlier this season against Hannover, while Gvardiol is wearing a black mask as he recovers from a broken nose on November 10.