FIFA president has sent a letter inviting the young Thai football players and their coach trapped in a cave to the World Cup final, if they are rescued in time.
The letter, signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, has been sent to the Football Association of Thailand on Friday.
Infantino also sends the best wishes of the organization to the boys and their rescuers. He hopes they would be rescued in time and be healthy enough to travel to enjoy the World Cup Russia final game, which will take place on Sunday, July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium.
“On behalf of the international football community, I would like to join you in expressing my deepest sympathies and support to the families of the players and coach, as well as my solidarity with the people of Thailand at this time of great concern,” Infantino wrote.
“We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring them a little peace and courage in these difficult moments of uncertainty and concern.”
Currently, the rescue team is facing a race against worsening weather and lowering oxygen levels in the underground complex where the group of boys has been trapped for two weeks.
On Friday, a former Thai Navy SEAL died during the rescue effort after losing consciousness on his way out of the cave.