April 24, 2020 11:04
Hwang Ui-jo of FC Girondins de Bordeaux in France's Ligue 1 is another footballer getting a "lucky break" while the league is suspended amid the coronavirus epidemic, allowing him to save time.
Like Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur who is fulfilling his military duties on Jeju Island, Hwang was also exempted from mandatory military service but has to undergo four weeks of military training instead.
Hwang has already returned to Korea and is currently quarantining himself.
He will enter a boot camp in Nonsan, Gyeonggi Province in the second week of May.
He is expected to return to his team in mid-June, when Ligue 1 is slated to resume.
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