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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.

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.