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Photo: What Heung-Min Son and Rodrigo Bentancur did before kick-off in today's World Cup match
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Photo: What Heung-Min Son and Rodrigo Bentancur did before kick-off in today's World Cup match

Tottenham Hotspur fans will have been glued to the World Cup action on Thursday lunchtime as two of their stars faced off.

Uruguay took on South Korea with midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur facing up to the masked Son Heung-min.

A tweet shared by Tottenham’s official Twitter account shared the moment Son and Bentancur met before kick-off.

The tournament in Qatar is Son’s third World Cup, while Bentancur is taking part in his second edition.

South Korea have failed to quality from the group stages on both occasions Son has been selected.

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Bentancur fared much better four years ago with Uruguay, starting all five games on the way to the quarter-finals.

Son has been South Korea’s talisman for years, and will captain the side in Qatar despite his fractured eye socket.

His Uruguayan teammate goes into the tournament as one of the world’s in-form midfielders.

His partnership with Federico Valverde makes La Celeste one of the tournaments dark horses.

Son and Bentancur’s heartwarming moment before kick-off

Spurs fans would have loved Son and Bentancur’s reaction to meeting before kick-off.

The pair were seen embracing as they lined up before the game started.

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It’s an image in stark contrast to Matt Doherty’s thoughts on the pair.

When speaking to the club’s official website, he feared that Bentancur could go in hard on Son.

The last thing Antonio Conte will want to see is Son suffer another injury.

He’ll be pleased to see that the forward is able to play with a mask while his eye socket recovers.

Bentancur was very complimentary about Son in the lead-up to the match.

He shared that his dribbling in particular has really impressed him since joining the club.

Son and Bentancur’s warm greeting before kick-off is a sign of how close the pair are.

That relationship has certainly helped Tottenham succeed on the pitch this season.

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