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South Korea fans pay tribute to Son Heung-Min’s orbital injury by donning protective mask

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Banners were also held around the Education City Stadium by supporters

Fans in attendance donned masks as a way to show support to the team captain

South Korea talisman wore protective facewear in their tournament opener

Son Heung-Min suffered a fractured orbital for Spurs ahead of the World Cup

South Korea fans across the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan have donned replica protective facemasks as a tribute to Son Heung-Min‘s orbital injury.

As Paulo Bento’s side took to the pitch for their World Cup opener against Uruguay, the South Korea captain appeared for the first time since since being forced off whilst playing for Tottenham in the Champions League.

The 30-year-old could be seen wearing a protective face mask, after recently undergoing surgery following a eye-socket fracture. 

South Korean fans wore face masks to their World Cup opener against Uruguay to pay tribute to Son Heung-Min South Korean fans wore face masks to their World Cup opener against Uruguay to pay tribute to Son Heung-Min

South Korean fans wore face masks to their World Cup opener against Uruguay to pay tribute to Son Heung-Min

Son wore a protective facemask during the game after suffering a broken orbital bone earlier this month Son wore a protective facemask during the game after suffering a broken orbital bone earlier this month

Son wore a protective facemask during the game after suffering a broken orbital bone earlier this month

South Korean fans not donning Zorro-like facewear in tribute to their talisman instead showed their support for the 30-year-old with a range of banners and posters.

Large cutouts of the former Bayern Leverkusen forward’s face were hung from walls inside the newly-built ground. 

Meanwhile a pair of Korean fans were pictured holding a ‘you are my Sonshine’ poster adorning the Spurs star’s face.

Son appeared in the game wearing a protective mask after suffering an injury that threatened his involvement with the tournament.

Fans draped large banners adorning their star player's face at the Education City Stadium Fans draped large banners adorning their star player's face at the Education City Stadium

Fans draped large banners adorning their star player’s face at the Education City Stadium

Supporters inside the stadium shared their support for the Tottenham star Supporters inside the stadium shared their support for the Tottenham star

Supporters inside the stadium shared their support for the Tottenham star

Fans also held 'You are my Sonshine' banners to celebrate their captain's return to action Fans also held 'You are my Sonshine' banners to celebrate their captain's return to action

Fans also held ‘You are my Sonshine’ banners to celebrate their captain’s…

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