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VIDEO – Plane carrying Saudi World Cup team catches fire while landing

The plane carrying the Saudi World Cup team caught fire on Monday. (Saudi Arabia Team/Twitter)
June 18, 2018

The airplane that was carrying the Saudi World Cup team caught fire as the plane landed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

The plane landed safely and team members were en route to their hotel afterward, according to reports.

The World Cup is currently taking place in Moscow.

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The Saudi Arabia team is scheduled to play Uruguay on Wednesday, June 20.

While some of the matches have made headlines – especially when current World Cup holders team Germany lost to Mexico on Sunday – the internationally watched event has not been without other incidents.

On Saturday, a taxi crashed into a crowd on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow and injured at least seven people. Russian police say that the man was intoxicated and didn’t intend to harm people.