Saudi team safe after aircraft's 'technical failure'

The Saudi Arabia national team arriving in Rostov on Don for their FIFA World Cup 2018 match

The Saudi Arabia national team arriving in Rostov on Don for their FIFA World Cup 2018 match

Uruguay squad: goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana; defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela; midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez; forwards: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.

Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match.

He added: 'I have a lot of confidence in the team I'm going to put out tomorrow, they have a lot of experience.

'In South Africa, we used all of our players apart from the reserve goalkeepers.

Uruguay are determined not to be complacent, given that tournament favorites Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all failed to win their first games.

On Monday, a plane carrying Saudi Arabia's national football team caught fire en-route to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, just ahead of a World Cup match against Uruguay on June 20, according to the Guardian.

After losing their first Group A game 5-0 against hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia take on Uruguay on Wednesday in their second World Cup fixture. "Actually both the first game and the plane incident are forgotten".

"There is no doubt that facing the Uruguayan team is hard and that it is known for its worldwide stars, but we are determined to improve our image from the previous match and the joy of the Saudi fans", said Saudi Arabia midfielder Taisir Al-Jassim.

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