Manchester City demolished Chelsea 6-0 to go top while Tottenham Hotspur cemented their third place with a 3-1 win over Leicester City.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle United 1-0 while London rivals Chelsea outclassed Huddersfield 5-0.
Marcello Lippi's Chinese side finished as group runners-up having likewise already sealed their place in the last 16.
Paulo Bento will take no risks with his best player despite needing a win to finish top of Group C.
Son Heung-min said he learned many things from the tournament and that will make him become a better player.
Nearly every able-bodied South Korean male is required to perform 21 months of military service before the age of 28, although the government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any colour with an exemption.
Son Heung-min played in 53 of Spurs' 55 matches last season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, as Tottenham finished third in the Premier League, reached the FA Cup semi-finals and the Champions League last 16.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Sweden vs South Korea: Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the Group F match.
The Koreans crashed out in the first round of the 2014 tournament in Brazil and have their work cut out to avoid the same fate in Russia, where they have been drawn alongside holders Germany, Sweden and Mexico.
Tottenham's third successive league win lifted them five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish.