Mil­i­tary ser­vice rules Ki out of Swans’ fi­nal game

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Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng will miss to­day’s fi­nal game of the sea­son against Manch­ester City in or­der to take part in mil­i­tary ser­vice for South Korea. South Kore­ans must com­plete two years’ com­pul­sory ser­vice in the army be­fore the age of 29 or face be­ing ex­iled. How­ever, Ki, 27, was part of the side that won bronze at the Lon­don 2012 Olympics and the ser­vice was re­duced to just four weeks. “We want him to have more time for his hol­i­day,” said Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin. The mid­fielder is there­fore be­ing al­lowed to have a few weeks ex­tra hol­i­day be­fore the mil­i­tary ser­vice. He is ex­pected to re­turn in time for pre-sea­son train­ing.

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