Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire, players safe


9': Saudi Arabia have come out with a plan to be aggressive and get upfront early on.

12 Mins: Al Dawsari makes a poor first touch on halfway and lunges at the ball as he tries to recollect; in the process, he clips Suarez and concedes a free-kick. As for Saudi, four changes after the 5-0 hammering by Russian Federation. They haven't won in 11 World Cup games either; their last victory was a 1-0 defeat of Belgium in Washington, US 1994.

After sneaking past Egypt in their World Cup opener with a stoppage-time victor, Uruguay will field a veteran side containing seven players aged 31 or over against Saudi Arabia as they seek a victory that would seal their place in the last 16.

Uruguay looked compact and composed in their opening game against Egypt, and will be quietly confident of picking up the second win of the tournament.

3': Patience seems to be the key word for both the sides.

It promises to be an interesting tie as Uruguay look to book their place in the round of 16 when they take on a Saudi Arabia side with a point to prove. This is Luis Suarez's 100th worldwide cap.

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The last two World Cups have seen Suarez exit in ignominy.

The duo showed glimpses of their quality against Egypt, both players will be targeting to open their World Cup account against a Saudi side who looked completely out of their depth in their opener.

The Saudi Arabia national team, now playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018, survived a scare after their plane caught fire mid-air.

A statement has since been posted to social media by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, confirming that "all the Saudi national team players are safe, ' and explaining the fire was a result of 'a technical failure in one of the airplane engines".

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