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July 6, 2018

"We are awed by the bravery and strength that these young boys and their coach have shown amidst such frightening circumstances", the Croatian Football Federation said on its website. "We cheer for your recovery". "There are situations that are bigger than sports, but their sporting competitiveness will help them cope with the current challenge", read the statement in part.

The young soccer players have been trapped inside the cave in Chiang Rai for 13 days, prompting the offer on Friday by soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association.

The English Football Association will fly in the face of the United Kingdom media's scaremongering about the World Cup in Russian Federation by jetting out players' families for the Three Lions' quarter-final tie with Sweden.

"It's a great opportunity, and although our team will be individually better in two years, we might not have this opportunity again", Southgate told the BBC.

Other members of the soccer community sent words of encouragement, including Liverpool's charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp, who said everyone is following the news and hoping they come out safely. "I sincerely hope that they will be able to join us at the final, which will undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration", Infantino wrote.

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In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside the cave, Mae Sai, northern Thailand.

The boys have asked the navy SEALs taking care of them in the cave for details about what has happened in the World Cup. "We have a limited amount of time". Gen. Chalongchai Chaiyakam, says that the most pressing mission now is to provide an oxygen line to reach the kids.

SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference Friday morning that the rescuer was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters.

The Thai footballers, aged 11-16, have been stuck in darkness deep underground after setting off to explore the cave with their 25-year-old coach after training on June 23.

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