FIFA Says The Rescued Thai Boys Are Too Weak To Attend World Cup Final

FIFA Says The Rescued Thai Boys Are Too Weak To Attend World Cup Final

FIFA Says The Rescued Thai Boys Are Too Weak To Attend World Cup Final

New Delhi: FIFA, the football's governing body welcomed the rescue of 12 Thai boys from a cave. However, they said that the boys were too weak to attend the World Cup final in Moscow, on Sunday. On Tuesday, the final batch of four boys were rescued by elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs after an 18-day ordeal that captivated the world. Gianni Infantino, the FIFA boss had invited the boys' Wild Boars football team to the final "as our guests" last week. But FIFA said it had been informed "that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow".

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A spokesperson said, "FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a FIFA event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration."

The boys that were aged from 11 to 16, had been stuck deep underground after setting off to explore the cave with their 25-year-old coach after training on June 23.

The FIFA also expressed its condolences to the family and relatives of Thai Navy SEAL who died after running out of oxygen during the rescue operation on Friday.

FIFA said, "Our thoughts are with his family."

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