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Thai 'Wild Boars' return to training after teammates' rescue

AFP  |  Mae Sai 

At the first training session since their teammates went missing in a Thai cave, the remaining "Wild Boars" said they cannot wait to see their friends back on the pitch.

The stunning rescue of 12 boys and their earlier this week spurred jubilation in and made the team famous worldwide.

Though the group are healthy and in good spirits, they remain in an isolation ward waiting for the medical all-clear after more than two weeks stuck deep underground in an environment where they could have been exposed to

Back in the boys' hometown of their teammates had not practised together since the group went missing, as the area's residents kept an anxious vigil around the cave's entrance.

The remaining team members waited for that the rescue had succeeded before returning to training on Thursday evening, on a field where they are eager to see their friends again soon.

"I want to tell the guys that I miss them and that I want to hug them," Wild Boars teammate told AFP.

"I wish them a speedy recovery so we can play together again." said his remaining players were in good spirits after returning to practice knowing their friends were safe.

Thai authorities are planning to set up a museum to the daring rescue operation at the site and a Hollywood production house has announced plans for a film version of the group's ordeal.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 11:35 IST