Details of Son’s military training emerge – including exposure to tear gas

Details of Son Heung-min's military training have emerged – with the Tottenham star set to be exposed to tear gas.

Son will also be involved in live-fire drills and a 30km loaded march during the three-week stint of intense training, according to a military official in his native South Korea.

All able-bodied men in the country are obliged to undertake two years of military service, but Son earned an exemption by leading them to gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

But the 27-year-old must still serve three weeks' worth of mandatory training and is set to begin the stint on April 20 at a Marine Corps unit in the southernmost island of Jeju, according to local media.

Son is currently in self-quarantine due to strict entry rules having travelled back to his home country from the UK.

A Marine Corps official said Son's military service would involve a shorter version of a boot camp which is undertaken by all new regular enlistees.

It would involve combat drills, discipline education and a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) exercise.

A YouTube video posted by the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) shows the CBRN section of the training in a gas chamber.

They are let out after a few minutes with tears on their faces and pouring water over their heads.

“The CBRN training is usually the toughest part of the boot camp,” the video explains.

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