LONDON – Manchester United invited on Tuesday the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to visit Old Trafford Stadium.
The boys, aged between 11-16, and their 26-year-old coach entered the cave on June 23 after a training session and became trapped when a sudden storm and heavy rains flooded the cave, but were safely rescued by an international team of divers in an operation that ended Tuesday.
“MUFC is relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” the Premier League club tweeted.
“We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season,” it added.
Meanwhile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has invited the 12 boys to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Russia, but it was medically recommended they remain at the hospital for at least a week following their 17-day ordeal.