x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Chilean miners in Manchester to watch game

Some of the Chilean miners rescued after two months trapped underground have arrived in England to watch Manchester United play Arsenal.

Former Manchester United footballer Sir Bobby Charlton with some of the rescued group of Chilean miners during a visit to the club.
Former Manchester United footballer Sir Bobby Charlton with some of the rescued group of Chilean miners during a visit to the club.

Some of the Chilean miners rescued after two months trapped underground have arrived in England to watch Manchester United play Arsenal in the Premier League.

The men flew into Manchester airport as guests of the 18-time English champions, who host Arsenal today.

They later posed for photographs with United great Bobby Charlton, who suggested inviting the miners to meet the players and watch a match while he was visiting Chile. Charlton is the son of a miner.

The trip was organised with Chilean wine producer Vina Concha y Toro, which sponsors United.

Thirty-three miners were rescued in October after being trapped in the San Jose Mine in Chile's Atacama Desert.