In June and July 2018, a widely publicised cave rescue saved the lives of members of a junior football team who were trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. Between 8 and 10 July, all twelve of the boys and their coach were rescued from the cave by an international team.
Football is the most popular sport in Thailand . Although the professional football leagues are new to Thai people, football was introduced to Thailand as far back as 1897. Many Thais also watch football on local and paid-cable TV.
Thailand has made two FIFA World Cup appearances: first in 1970 and again in 2010, but have never progressed beyond the first stage of a finals tournament. Thailand obtained first win in the AFC Asian Cup in 2007 and had to wait 47 years to finally sneak out of the group stage in 2019.
British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton Volanthen , 47, and Stanton, 56, first discovered the boys huddled together on an embankment 2.5 miles inside the cave 10 days after the team had gone missing.
A Thai navy Seal has died from a blood infection he caught while rescuing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand . PO Beirut Pakbara died while receiving treatment for the illness, the Royal Thai Navy said. Another rescuer, navy diver Lt Cmdr Saman Kuman, died during the mission.
A Thai navy SEAL who took part in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave has died from a blood infection he contracted during the operation, the Royal Thai Navy has said. The navy said that Petty Officer Beiret Bureerak had been receiving treatment, but his condition worsened.
Muay Thai is often considered the national sport of Thailand. Muay Thai is a combat martial art with strong punches, kicks, and strikes with the elbows and knees as a combination of the Western boxing and Asian martial arts .
The traditional martial art of Thai boxing ( muay Thai ) is Thailand’s national sport.
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|Thailand||ฟุตบอล – fút-bol|
Thailand are in Group G of Asia’s second qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup with eight group winners and four best runners-up advancing to the next stage. After five games, Vietnam have 11 points, ahead of Malaysia (nine) and Thailand (eight).
Thailand’s 5ft 5in goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying: my height is not an issue despite 13-0 World Cup defeat.
But when monsoon rains hit while they’ re underground and the cave’s entrance floods, the coach and his 12 players, ages 11-16, become trapped . The team would remain stuck underground for more than two weeks, in what became a global media sensation.
At a cost of over $500,000, the money could have been allocated to other sources which could have without a doubt saved more lives. In particular, over 100 lives could have been saved in Africa with this funding.
He has been called “one of the world’s most accomplished cave-divers”, ” the face of British cave diving,” and “the best cave diver in Europe”. Richard Stanton ( cave diver )
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|Known for||Cave diving , cave rescue|