Wild Boars for the Cup!

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.

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