The Saudi Arabian football team was safe on Monday after an engine on its aircraft apparently caught fire in flight.

The plane landed safely in the Russian city of Rostov after what the Saudi FA  described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines.

Videos shared on social media appeared to show an aircraft that posters identified as the Saudi team's plane with its wing on fire while it was in the air.

"All the Saudi national team players are safe, after a technical failure in one of the airplane engines that has just landed," the federation said a statement on Twitter.

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