BANGKOK –Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave will watch a recording of the World Cup final which takes place on Sunday, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said.
"Given that the final will be broadcast quite late our time, and we want the boys to rest and not to be looking at screens too much, we will probably record the final and show it to them later," said the official the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.
The official declined to be identified as she is not authorised to speak to media.
France play Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, at 10 p.m. in Thailand. The world soccer governing body FIFA had invited the boys and their coach to attend the final in Moscow but they can not go for medical reasons.
The 12-member "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach spent more than two weeks trapped inside a flooded cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai. They have been recovering in hospital since they were rescued over three days last week and will discharged on Thursday.