Military service rules Ki out of Swans’ final game
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.