Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach, who were dramatically rescued from a flooded cave in July, enjoyed a high-profile kick-about on Sunday, playing a game at River Plate's iconic Monumental stadium.

The team, known as the "Wild Boars," are honored guests at the Youth Olympics in the Argentine capital after their rescue gripped the world.

Dressed in violet jerseys with the team logo of the record Argentine champions, they faced River's under-13 team, entering the pitch to loud applause from their opponents.