The beginning of the Saudi Arabia men’s national team’s World Cup experience hasn’t exactly been smooth. The Saudis opened tournament play with a 5-0 loss to host country Russia last Thursday and then on Monday, the team’s flight to Rostov was rocky with the plane catching fire in midair.READ MORE: Dodgers Lose Game 2 To Braves In National League Championship
The plane did land safely and no one was injured in the incident, but video of the plane in flight surfaced on Twitter and it’s frightening.READ MORE: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash; Driver Still At Large
The Saudi Football Association issued a statement following the incident reassuring everyone that all members of the team had arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don.MORE NEWS: Bill Clinton Released From UCI Medical Center After 5 Nights
The team is preparing for its second match of the tournament as they will meet Uruguay in Group A play on Wednesday before wrapping up group play on Monday, June 25th against Egypt.