Saudi Arabia team safe after plane's 'technical failure'

Despite social media videos appearing to show the team's plane on fire, Saudi Arabia's team has arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don.

Social media videos appeared to show one of the engines of Saudi Arabia's plane on fire, but the national governing body confirmed nobody was hurt in the incident.   -  Twitter @SaudiNT_EN

Saudi Arabia arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for its second World Cup fixture despite a "technical failure" with the team's aircraft, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation has said.

Social media videos appeared to show one of the engines of Saudi Arabia's plane on fire. But in a statement released via Twitter, the national governing body confirmed nobody was hurt in the incident.

"The Saudi Arabian Football Federation would like to reassure everyone that all the Saudi national team players are safe, after a technical failure in one of the airplane engines that has just landed in Rostov-on-Don airport, and now they're heading to their residence safely," a statement said.

 

After losing its first Group A game 5-0 against host Russia, Saudi Arabia takes on Uruguay on Wednesday in its second World Cup fixture.

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