BANGKOK– The 12 village kids who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cavern in northern Thailand for nearly three weeks are ready to spread their wings, going out to fulfill fellow youth players in Argentina and do a short tour of the United States.The members
of the Wild Boars soccer team, whose ordeal came to a pleased ending in early July when a worldwide group of cavern divers brought them out in a complicated rescue objective, were leaving late Wednesday night on their 17-day journey.It had actually been prepared for them to take six months out of the spotlight to ease any mental injury. But Thailand’s military federal government, excited to share in their glory, has trotted them out for public appearances and interviews. Movie offers are being worked out. The government has generally become the supervisor for the kids’ public life off the playing field.According to deputy government spokesman Weerachon Sukoondhapatipak
, the purpose of the trip is”not to take the kids out for a vacation but to reveal the world how our kids are. “He stated the journey likewise supplies an opportunity for the young boys to thank the remainder of the world for the global rescue effort.The kids, numerous of whom have actually revealed a desire to end up being expert when older, received invitations from a number of famous foreign teams. They were invited to go to the 2018 World Cup Final by FIFA President Giovanni Infantino, however were still recovering in a healthcare facility at the time. They also received invites to train with the youth academies of a few of European football’s most prestigious clubs, such as FC Barcelona and Manchester United.The sporting part of their journey will rather take them to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they will participate in the 2018 Summer season Youth Olympics opening ceremony, observe the video games and play a friendly match with a regional youth team. The young boys are also scheduled to sit down for a meal with Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who invited them, said Patama Leeswadtrakul, a Thai member of the International Olympic Committee.After four or 5 days, they head for New York, where their schedule– still tentative– consists of a press conference at the Thai Mission to the U.N. and guest TV appearances. Wild Boars coach Ekkapol Chantawong, player Adul Sam-on, and Narongsak Osatanakorn, the provincial governor who monitored the rescue, will make an appearance at the Asia Society, a non-profit educational institution generally more utilized to hosting diplomats and other VIPs.The next stop is Los Angeles, which has a large Thai population, some of whom will get to fulfill the kids. More press and TV activities are arranged, together with a visit to the
Universal Studios amusement park, before their return home.All costs for the trip will be paid by the people who welcomed the group, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, who added that the boys will be travelling throughout their
school break and the host groups gave guarantees that they would not be exploited.