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World Cup 2018

Saudi Arabia plane's engine catches fire

One of the engines on the the Saudi Arabia team's flight to Rostov-on-Don caught fire.

Update:
Saudi Arabia's players take part in a training session in Saint Petersburg on June 16, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.
  / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP

One of the engines on the plane taking the Saudi Arabia side to Rostov-on-Don for their game against Uruguay caught fire during the flight today, Monday

Despite the engine failure, which can be seen in this tweet from AHDAAF, who cover Middle Eastern football, the plane managed to land safely.

Saudi Arabia team safe

The Saudi Arabia national team confirmed the incident, saying it was a technical incident, and that everyone was safe. 

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