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Chiang Rai: Neighbouring Myanmar and Football Soccer

chiang rai: The area is home to ethnic minorities with roots in neighbouring Myanmar, according to CTV. In all, 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach were trapped by the flooding until their dramatic rescue by Thai navy SEALs and other experienced divers that concluded July 10. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights, including the ability to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. Nopparat Kanthawong, the head coach of the Wild Boars team, said the four received official Thai ID cards along with another teammate who had not been in the cave but also applied for citizenship. I want to say that football soccer can elevate the lives of kids whose families may not be in the best position. I'm happy, he said. ( As reported in the news.