The Saudi Arabia national team suffered a real scare on their way to Rostov on Don as footage has emerged of their plane’s engine failing and catching fire.
As seen in the tweet below, footage has found its way to social media with the engine visibly spitting out flames as the plane landed at its destination.
Fortunately, the Saudi Arabia FA have confirmed that the team are safe and have arrived at their base with no injuries sustained, but it would undoubtedly have been a major concern for the group while on board.
With their safety confirmed, they’ll now have to put that behind them and try to bounce back after losing heavily in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup to hosts Russia.
It seems as though they have it all to do to qualify, especially after Uruguay also won in the opening round of fixtures, but for now, they’ll be thankful that this scary situation didn’t put their safety in jeopardy.
— Ahdaaf (@ahdaafme) 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.
— Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 18, 2018