2018 FIFA WC

Watch: Saudi Arabia national team plane suffered an engine breakdown. What happened next?

[caption id="attachment_68445" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Saudi Arabian footballers after reaching Rostov-on-Don safely. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Though in various social media it was shown that Saudi Arabia football team’s plane caught fire they have safely reached Rostov-on-Don.

The team have reached there safely to play their second World Cup despite a "technical failure" with the team’s aircraft, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation has said.

In the social media it was seen that the engines of the plane caught 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 their first Group A game 5-0 against hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia take on Uruguay on Wednesday in their second World Cup fixture.


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