Paul Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thailand junior players

The France midfielder tweeted the boys' photos and said the victory goes to the heroes of the day.

Published: 11th July 2018 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

Paul Pogba of France | AP

Paul Pogba dedicated the biggest win of his international career to the Thai football team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave

By Associated Press

MOSCOW: Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai football team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.

The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. He posted the boys' photos and said the victory "goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong."

The last of the 12 boys and their coach were freed earlier in the day from a cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.

FIFA had invited the team to the World Cup final on Sunday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal.

Stay up to date on all the latest News news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.