Stay strong’: football stars rally round Thai cave boys

Thailand- Many fans on social media said the boys deserved the World Cup trophy for their bravery after spending two weeks trapped in darkness underground.

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo at a FIFA media event, according to CNN said, “It is terrible news and the world of football hopes that someone can find a way to take these kids out of there.”

The trapped boys have also received a special message from on of the members of infamous Chilean miners trapped for over two months underground the mine, WATCH-

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also voiced his support for the boys, he said, “We are following all the news and hoping every second that you see daylight again. We are all very optimistic that it will happen, hopefully in minutes, hours or the next few days.”

Klopp told the team, “You’ll never walk alone”, quoting the motto of the English side which has a large following in Thailand.

English defender John Stones said he had been discussing the cave rescue with his England teammates ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

He said to British media, “I’ve been speaking about it with a few of the boys,”

“It’s so sad to see where they are and we hope they get out safe and sound.”

“We are awed by the bravery and strength that these young boys and their coach have shown amidst such frightening circumstances,” the Croatian Football Federation said on its website.

“These are situations that are bigger than sports, but their sporting competitiveness will help them cope with the current challenge.”


Photo Credit- The Express Tribune

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