Saudi Arabia arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for their 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.
عاجل منتخبنا ينجو من كارثة بعد ان ولعت النار في جناح الطائرة pic.twitter.com/qzxFxAnWF0— طلال الغامدي (@italaal) June 18, 2018
"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.
📄 | Press Release— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 18, 2018
According to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, all the Saudi national team players have arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don this afternoon to play against Uruguay, and currently are staying in their residence, and that the fire was merely an accident. pic.twitter.com/ai67skC1Kp