Zlatan Ibrahimovic Surprises Thai Football Team Rescued From Cave
Zlatan Ibrahimovic surprised the twelve boys from a football team who were trapped in a cave back in June.
Wild Boars Football club were stuck in the flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, in June 23 and were eventually rescued on July 10 after spending 18 days inside.
They've received some incredible gestures, including being invited to Old Trafford by Manchester United - as well as the World Cup final - though they were unfortunately unable to attend the historic game in Russia.
There was no story more captivating this summer than the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave. This Monday, they're all here. pic.twitter.com/J6oQlFZBGG
- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 12, 2018
The Thai soccer team and their coach who were trapped in the cave appear together for their first TV interview today on Ellen. They're joined by their soccer idol, LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. pic.twitter.com/TrSQgfpZn5
- Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 15, 2018
However, we're guessing the boys won't be too disheartened after the experience they've just been given on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
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They were buzzing just to be on the sofa but then when Ellen shouted their idol Zlatan to come out, their faces lit up completely.
The LA Galaxy striker has scored over 500 career goals and done some pretty incredible things as a player but even he couldn't help but shower them with praise for how they coped with a nightmare situation.
I thought that that was brave, but this team is braver than me," the well-travelled Swede said.
"They showed their collective team work and had patience... believing in other hands also. This is probably the best team in the world."
Ibrahimovic high-fived every single player, gave each of them a shirt with his name on the back and then invited the brave youngsters to attend a special training session with the rest of his Galaxy teammates.
Just absolutely wonderful stuff all-round.
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