Saudi Arabia's Football Team Flight Catches Fire, Team Safe and Sound

A Uruguay fan with a mask of Dobby the house-elf character from Harry Potter poses in the crowd ahead of their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don

A Uruguay fan with a mask of Dobby the house-elf character from Harry Potter poses in the crowd ahead of their 2018 World Cup Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don

The videos uploaded to twitter show fire shooting from the engines underneath the wings.

The plane carrying the Saudi Arabian football team to their next World Cup match caught fire after take off in Russian Federation.

In the shocking footage, the wing of the aircraft caught on fire as they approached Rostov-on-Don Airport.

Russia's aviation watchdog Rosaviatsya said that during the landing there was a brief fire on one of the engines and that it would investigate the incident, Interfax reported.

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Russia's Rossiya airline, which was carrying the Saudi Arabia soccer team, said it was investigating the cause of the engine malfunction, adding that a bird had likely entered the engine. Their next game will take place this Wednesday. It is set to face Luis Suarez's Uruguay on Wednesday before concluding group play next week against Egypt.

However, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation was quick to release a statement saying that the players are safe.

Saudi Arabia, who suffered a 5-0 defeat to Russian Federation in their first World Cup game, were on their way to Rostov for their second group game.

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