In Good Conscience: Sometimes, teamwork is more than winning a game

We recently witnessed a great example of the power of teamwork. It wasn't the footballers dressed in blue in the World Cup final last Sunday, though the French certainly pooled the sum of their parts to defeat Croatia 4-2.

Rather, it was the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach trapped for nine days in a Thai cave, in darkness, without food, and with rising water threatening their lives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2018, with the headline 'Sometimes, teamwork is more than winning a game'. Print Edition | Subscribe