The Thai football team rescued in a cave gifted Croatian Shirts.
A week after all 12 members of the youth football team and their coach were safely rescued from the flooded cave, the group talked for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference about the saga that captivated the world.
12 boys from the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were safely rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after being trapped for 18 days.
The boys – aged between 11 – 16 – sought shelter in the Tham Luang cave the cave in northern Chiang Rai province with their 25-year-old coach when it was dry and that sudden heavy rains and rising floodwater then blocked the exit.
The world watched as the rescue mission to bring the boys to safety took place last week.
The boys spoke for the first time about their ordeal at a press conference and when asked about the World Cup final one of the boys said that doctors let them watch it and that a number of two of the boys were supporting Croatia.
Croatian FA president Davor Suker made the decision today to send the boys all a Croatian World Cup playing shirt.
“The Croatian FA is happy that the young football team is recovering well and gifts them a Croatia playing shirt as a sign of care in this difficult situation that they went through and as is a continuation of support since the accident happened,” the Croatian FA said.