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Watch the Thailand boys soccer team speak for the first time since dramatic cave rescue
FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team members eat a meal together at a hospital in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and to speak about their ordeal. (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File) - photo by Herb Scribner
Members of a Thailand boys soccer team recently rescued from a flooded cave have recovered fast enough that they were released from the hospital Wednesday.

The hospital stay finished a day ahead of schedule, according to Reuters.

The boys, who are ages 11 to 16, were rescued from a cave in the Tham Luang mountain cave near the border of Myanmar last week.

The boys grew worldwide attention as journalists and media came to the scene to cover the rescue.

Videos and photos of the boys leaving the hospital quickly started trending across the internet.

Heres a CNN video of the boys leaving the hospital.

Fox News shared a similar video.

The boys and their coach spoke publicly for the first time since their rescue Wednesday morning, according to CBS News. The news conference was their first chance to speak openly about what happened during the 18 days they were trapped underground.

CBS shared a number of videos on Twitter of the press conference, which was held in a conference hall decorated as a soccer field.

In one moment, one of the boys described the rescue.

In another, a Thai soccer team member explained why they decided to hike into the mountain.

The boys admitted they werent scared when they noticed they were trapped.

"At the time we were not scared. We thought that the next day that the water will go down and then there will be people looking for us, one team member said.

The boys explained what it was like to survive on water alone.