AFTER 18 DAYS trapped in a flooded Thai cave, 12 boys and their football coach have been freed following an astonishing rescue mission.
Here’s how the good news was greeted around the world.
In Thailand, Narongsak Osatanakorn, who lead the rescue operation of the Wild Boar soccer team and its coach spoke to the media after the news broke that the last boys were out safely.
The Thai Army sent over 1,000 personnel to assist in the operation, I am so happy, I may not be able to thank everyone.
The Thai Navy Seals, who had been updating the world throughout the rescue mission via Facebook, reacted to the news saying:
We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave.
The President and First Lady of the United States both took to Twitter to praise the efforts of the rescue teams involved, following suit of other world leaders.
The football team were all invited by FIFA to attend the World Cup final this weekend but under doctor’s orders, they will have to miss out.
But they have plenty of future trips in the pipeline with Manchester United inviting the boys to Old Trafford and Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker looking for an address to send some jerseys to.
While there is plenty to celebrate, FA Thailand also paid tribute to Saman Kuman, an ex-Navy SEAL diver that died after he brought the team oxygen.