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 By Reuters

Saudi Arabia World Cup squad land safely after apparent engine fire

The plane carrying the Saudi Arabia World Cup team caught fire mid-air on its way to Rostov on Don, eventually landing safely.


ROSTOV-ON-DON -- Saudi Arabia's national soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Monday evening, after an apparent engine fire on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match.

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

Social and Saudi media footage also appeared to show one of the engines catching fire and a spokesman for airline Rossiya said...


 By Reuters

After opening thrashing, Saudi Arabia face feared Uruguay

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ESPN FC's Nick Ames reports from Ekaterinburg following Uruguay's win over Egypt and feels Luis Suarez's poor finishing may be a cause for concern.
Jose Gimenez heads in a 89th-minute goal from a free kick to lift Uruguay to a win over Egypt in their opening match at the World Cup.
Jose Gimenez's towering header broke the hearts of Egyptians as Uruguay defeated a Mohamed Salah-less Egypt.

After shipping five goals against hosts Russia -- the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and their star forward Luis Suarez.

On Wednesday, the two Group A teams will face off in Rostov-on-Don, with Uruguay hoping to appease some worries after only beating Egypt 1-0 thanks to a late goal.

Bizarrely, two-time World Cup champions Uruguay have never beaten the Green Falcons; Saudi Arabia won a friendly...

 By Reuters

FIFA accuses BeoutQ of illegally broadcasting World Cup matches

MOSCOW -- Football's governing body FIFA on Friday accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

Following FIFA's announcement, officials from Qatar -- where a TV station holds the regional rights to air the tournament -- traded barbed comments online with allies of Saudi Arabia in the latest episode of a long-running feud.

FIFA said in a statement that it was "exploring all options to stop the infringement...