Saudi soccer team lands safely in Rostov after plane's engine fault

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A video posted on the Twitter page of Saudi sports website NSports24 shows flames shooting out the back of the engine during the flight.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the terrifying incident and the Saudi Arabian team were spotted calmly disembarking the plane after touching down at their destination.

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Saudi Arabia fell to a 5-0 defeat in the tournament's opening game to hosts Russian Federation and need to avoid losing against Uruguay in Wednesday's match if they hope to qualify for the knockout phases of the World Cup.

"Nothing threatened the safety of the passengers". The team added that the fire was an "accident" and the players have reached the residence where they are staying until their next match.

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Saudi Arabia's next match in the World Cup will be against Uruguay at Rostov-on-Don.

The team, who are making their first appearance at the World Cup since 2006, suffered the biggest defeat in the tournament so far when they were thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the opening game in Moscow on Thursday. "The aircraft's landing took place in a routine fashion", supposedly with both engines still intact and operating normally.

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