World Jul 12

Students celebrate in front of the hospital in northern Thailand where the 12 soccer players and their coach rescued from the cave complex are being treated on July 11. Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

Unsure of their prospects for more than two weeks while they awaited rescue, the kids and their coach found themselves in a life-and-death struggle that placed an acute focus on the value of teamwork, positive attitude and strong leadership.