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Rescuers weigh options for extracting soccer team from flooded cave

Rescuers weigh options for extracting soccer team from flooded cave

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Jubilation turned to trepidation Tuesday as rescuers faced the daunting task of figuring out how to extract 12 boys and their soccer coach from a jungle cave in Thailand where they were found alive after being trapped by floodwaters for 10 days. Officials cautioned that the rescue is not complete and could take "weeks or months" before the once-wayward group is removed from a sweltering subterranean labyrinth full of perilous twists, narrow passages and completely flooded areas that even well-trained Navy SEALS found challenging to maneuver through. "We need to be careful not to rush; as long as they are safe and strong, then they are in good hands," Thai Prime Minister Tryut Chan-o-cha told reporters. "We can now reach and communicate with them, so they are in our sights." Technicia...
Desperate search for boys' soccer team lost in Thailand cave hampered by rains

Desperate search for boys' soccer team lost in Thailand cave hampered by rains

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A nation continued to hold its breath Friday and hope for the safe return of 12 young soccer players and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand after disappearing nearly a week ago. "My son! Come on out! I'm waiting for you here!" one mother could be heard calling into the cave recently as she stood next to her child's bicycle. Tham Luang, Thailand's longest cave and a popular tourist site, is said to be a labyrinth, miles of passageways and tunnels running underground that can flood up to 20 feet during heavy downpours. It's believed that the coach often brought his team to the cave for fun excursions. The boys, who are between 11 and 16 years old, went missing with their coach after he took them to the cave complex after soccer practice June 24. It...
US military joins search for boys' soccer team missing in Thailand cave

US military joins search for boys' soccer team missing in Thailand cave

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Rising floodwaters are hampering search efforts to find a group of 12 teenage boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach trapped inside a cave in northern Thailand. Around 30 members of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) as well as several British divers arrived in Thailand Wednesday to join the rescue attempts, now in their fifth day. Thai soldiers prepared Thursday to drill a shaft in order for rescuers to gain better access to pockets of the cave where the group may be taking refuge. Experts say Tham Luang, Thailand’s longest cave, has several chambers that could still be above floodwater levels. Major Buncha Duriyapan, commander of the 37th Military District in Chiang Rai, said workers would drill from the top of the cave complex in order to open up a new tunnel entr...
‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

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JESS HE CAN The Manchester United scored the third goal during the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday afternoon Jesse Lingard admitted it was ‘an amazing feeling’ to score his first World Cup goal. The Manchester United midfielder scored a sensational goal in the 6-1 drubbing of Panama on Sunday afternoon which saw England qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Lingard celebrates scoring against Panama After missing several gilt-edged chances in the Tunisia game earlier in the week, Lingard had said he was bound to score eventually. And he said scoring early set the tone for the Threee Lions to go out and score more. When asked how it felt to score in Russia, he told talkSPORT: “Yeah I mean, it’s an amazing feelin...
1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

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The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 1982 edition; held in Spain and won by Italy, it is widely regarded as one of the last truly great tournaments. You had a brilliant Brazil team headlined by Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and you had the eventual champions dumping them out the finals against all the odds. Hungary equalled the largest ever margin of victory in a World Cup match when they beat El Salvador 10-1, and France and West Germany played out a semi-final regarded by Michel Platini as the ‘most beautiful game’ he ever played in. Platini was one of the stars of the tournament, but who else caught the eye in Spain? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to re...