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  World   Asia  15 Jul 2018  Thai Boys Rescued From Cave Won't See World Cup Final Live Tonight

Thai Boys Rescued From Cave Won't See World Cup Final Live Tonight

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Published : Jul 15, 2018, 4:28 pm IST
Updated : Jul 15, 2018, 4:28 pm IST

Since live broadcast will be telecast late night in Thailand, the boys will watch recording of match later as doctors want them to rest.

The boys have been recovering in hospital since they were rescued over three days last week and will be discharged on Thursday. (Photo: AP)
 The boys have been recovering in hospital since they were rescued over three days last week and will be discharged on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

Bangkok: Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave will watch a recording of the World Cup final which takes place on Sunday, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said.

"Given that the final will be broadcast quite late our time, and we want the boys to rest and not to be looking at screens too much, we will probably record the final and show it to them later," said the official of the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

 

The official declined to be identified as she is not authorised to speak to media.

France plays Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, at 10 pm in Thailand.

The world soccer governing body FIFA had invited the boys and their coach to attend the final in Moscow but they can not go for medical reasons.

The 12-member "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach spent more than two weeks trapped inside a flooded cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai.

They have been recovering in hospital since they were rescued over three days last week and will be discharged on Thursday.

The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach had planned to explore the Tham Luang cave complex for about an hour after soccer practice on June 23. But a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them.

 

Two British divers found them on July 2, squatting on a mound in a flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex. Rescuers then had to work out how to get them out through the flooded tunnels.

All 13 were brought to safety in a perilous rescue organised by Thai navy SEALs and an international team of cave-diving experts.

The rescue was greeted with joy by some of the world's biggest soccer clubs.

Last week, Manchester United invited the "Wild Boars" to watch a match at their Old Trafford ground.

About 4,000 volunteers were on Sunday taking part in a clean-up of the area around the Tham Luang cave.

A park area around the mouth got trampled by the hundreds of rescuers, and media workers, who flocked to help with the mission and to report on it.

 

Authorities have closed the cave for now but hope to reopen it later as a tourist attraction - with sufficient safeguards in place to make sure no one gets trapped again.

Tags: thai cave rescue, wild boars team, 2018 fifa world cup, tham luang cave
Location: Thailand, Bangkok, Bangkok