Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

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

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

The 31-year-old Suarez, whose previous two World Cups both ended in bans after his infamous 2010 handball against Ghana and bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini four years later, took advantage of a goalkeeping error by Mohammed Al-Owais to put Uruguay ahead midway through the first half.

The Saudi Arabian national team's rough start to World Cup continued on Tuesday, as the team's plane caught fire in midair.

However, Uruguay began to gain control of the match after 65 minutes, keeping a good shape at the back and not giving Saudi Arabia space to maneuver.

Saudi Arabia lost 5-0 to Russian Federation in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup, and they'll look to avoid an 0-2-0 start against a very talented and disciplined Uruguay team that beat Egypt 2-0 in their first group match.

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At least Suarez, who missed three sitters in Uruguay's 1-0 opening win against Egypt, was his vintage efficient self with his 52nd global goal although he will not have dismissed fears he was not 100 percent fit.

The Saudis continued to move the ball around but barely threatened the typically gritty Uruguay defence.

Moving on: Luis Suarez and Uruguay are into the last 16.

Al-Owais - winning only his second cap after replacing Abdullah Al-Muaiouf in goal - completely missed a floated Carlos Sanchez corner and Suarez tapped in his 52nd global goal unmarked at the back post.

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Uruguay began the second period with greater goal, and Suarez came close to a second when Al-Owais palmed clear his low free-kick.

The South Americans instantly had more strength and power down the flanks and created a string of chances before defender Jose Gimenez rose to head in an arching cross from a free kick from Sanchez to snatch all three points.

"If I've learned one thing from being at the World Cup it's that anything can happen".

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