Wild Boars for the Cup!
STORY OF THE WEEK
FEW stories every really merit the term ‘heartwarming’, but the rescue of the Thai football team and their coach fits the bill in spades. The death of an experienced diver, who apparently left too much of his own oxygen behind with the boys, showed just how dangerous the exercise was, and for a few days it looked as if we were watching the most awful tragedy unfold before our eyes. As a picture of the year it’ll be hard to beat the shot of the boys – last seen huddled starved and terrified in a flooded cave – sitting up smiling in their hospital beds. And let’s hope Fifa’s offer of a trip to the World Cup Final holds good for the next tournament.