Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly match in Argentina

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Young footballers of Thai team Wild Boars -who were rescued from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand past July- play a football match against River Plate Youth Team at Monumental stadium, in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olimpic Games on October 7, 2018. (Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The 12 boys and soccer coach from Thailand who were found in a partially flooded cave are again capturing the media’s attention.

The team is playing a friendly match Sunday against the River Plate youth soccer team of Argentina.

The Wild Boars soccer team participated a day prior in the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games, which are taking place from Oct. 6 to 18 in the South American country.

The boys became well-known after they were trapped in a cave on June 23. They were found by two British divers and brought out in a daring rescue mission that ended on July 10.

Nearly 4,000 athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 will participate in the games.

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