On Tuesday, the whole world waited anxiously, on the edge of our seats, as they rescued the last person in the harrowing tale of the 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped inside the Tham Luang Cave
in Thailand for 18 days.
Everyone cheered in joy and were relieved to know all of them made it out safely.
But what touched us the most was that since this incident took place during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the whole world united and rooted for this football team – the Wild Boars and their coach.
When we say everyone, we literally meant it; from farmers, teachers, to celebrities and even famous professional football players. The outpouring love and support for them was immense!
A few days ago, FIFA decided to invite the football team and their coach to the World Cup finals happening this 15 July in Moscow as their guests if their health permits it.
We felt that it was one of the best things that could happen to them after the whole traumatic episode inside the cave.
But since the last group – four boys and their coach - made it out safely only on Tuesday, will they make it in time to attend the finals?
Although it may seem like a dream come true for the boys and coach, their health remains paramount and unfortunately, they will not be able to attend
the World Cup finals.
FIFA has been informed that "due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow".
However, it may happen in the future as a FIFA 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.”
Get well soon, boys! We are glad you guys are safe.