The Wild Boar football team have met one of their idols.
After being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on June 23, the 13 youngsters survived and escaped on July 10 thanks to a huge rescue effort with the whole world watching on.
Now, the players have been lauded for their bravery and on a trip to the U.S. they got to meet Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The look on their faces when the big man arrived was priceless.
Appearing on The Ellen Show as a surprise, the LA Galaxy star arrived just after the players from the Wild Boars revealed he was one of their idols.
“I thought that I was brave, but this team is braver than me,” Ibrahimovic said. “They showed their collective team work and had patience… believing in other hands also. This is probably the best team in the world.”
Zlatan also handed the youngsters plenty of LA Galaxy swag and they were invited to an upcoming MLS game.
Take a look at the video below as Zlatan hangs out with the team towards the end.