Thai cave rescue: Paul Pogba leads football's response to great news

Published on Jul 12, 2018
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Thai cave rescue: Paul Pogba leads football's response to great news

“This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong,” Pogba wrote on his official Twitter account after Samuel Umtiti’s headed goal put France in Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow. The “Wild Boars” soccer team, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped on June 23 while exploring the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. Yesterday, La Liga said they had invited the boys and their coach to Spain to attend a Spanish top-flight game in the future when they have fully recovered from the ordeal. La Liga’s president Javier Tebas said: “When the moment is right and everyone is ready I would like to invite the children and their coach to go to a Liga game. “We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them after everything they’ve been through in the last few weeks.”  FIFA had invited the boys to Sunday’s World Cup final although the world organising body said that due to medical reasons the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they would invite them to an event in the future. England defender Kyle Walker and goalkeeper Jack Butland have also offered to send kit to the boys, one of whom was pictured wearing a Three Lions shirt. Walker said: “Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely! I’d like to send out shirts to them.” And Butland added: “Really glad everyone is safe! I’d like to join and send over some gloves for you guys as well!” Thai cave rescue: Soccer players found alive after nine .., Thai cave rescue: Rescuers up against 'water and time' - , Thai cave rescue: what we know so far | World news | , Thai cave rescue suspended for the day after four more .., Thai cave where dramatic rescue of 12 boys and coach .., LIVE Updates: Teenager Football Team Trapped in Thai Cave, Thai cave rescue: Hollywood has its sights on gripping , Thai cave: Four boys saved, the rest wait for rescue to .., Terrifying details of Thai cave rescue revealed by divers .., Entire Thai soccer team, coach freed from cave after ..,


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