Saudi Arabia avoid Another Disaster in Russia

Saudi Arabia avoid Another Disaster in RussiaPhoto Credit: Twitter | SaudiNT_EN

Team Saudi Arabia suffered an opening game disaster at the World Cup against Russia, but escaped a graver one on Monday when the plane suffered a ‘minor technical issue’ as it landed.

The Green Falcons arrived Rostov-on-Don where they face Uruguay in a decisive second group game, but the players and Coaches were given a jolt on board their plane as it made to land on the runway.


A wing caught fire as the pilots tried to land the plane and though nobody was hurt, the plane did suffer some significant amount of damage.


The Country’s FA issued a statement after the incident:

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.


The video was posted on social media by a member of the team:


Russia suffered a 5-0 defeat in their opening game and will hope to stop the skid when they face Uruguay, who already have three points from their first game against Egypt.

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