Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia plane catches fire during mid-air scare for Pizzi’s squad Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:08 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Saudi Arabia World Cup Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Uruguay The nation’s football federation has confirmed that the squad emerged unscathed after seeing a wing ignite on their way to Rostov-on-Don The Saudi Arabia World Cup squad were left shaken up after seeing their plane’s wing catch fire during a flight in Russia. The plane was headed to the city of Rostov-on-Don, where Saudi Arabia will play their second Group A clash against Uruguay. But those on board were alarmed to see flames spout from the wing due to what was termed a “minor technical malfunction”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar طائرة المنتخب السعودي تندلع فيها النيران جهة المحرك اثناء هبوطها في مطار روستوف…الحمدلله الجميع بخير و عافية 🇸🇦💚 #معاك_يالأخضر 🇸🇦🇸🇦 pic.twitter.com/Dt7UYpLKcA — معن القويعي 🇸🇦 (@MaanAlquiae) 18 de junio de 2018 Thankfully the problem did not cause major damage to the plane, which made a routine landing in Rostov-on-Don on Monday with no harm caused to the squad. “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,” the nation’s federation confirmed in a statement shared on Twitter.”Now they’re heading to their residence safely.”📄| 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) 18 de junio de 2018 Saudi Arabia kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 5-0 reverse at the hands of hosts Russia in Thursday’s inaugural match. Uruguay then await Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men on Wednesday, before they close out their group stage challenge against Egypt.