Apparently Russia has had a bit of a bug problem during this World Cup. England played through a swarm of them in Volgograd during their group stage match against Tunisia, and it appears to be an issue elsewhere as well.
Hugo Lloris also got a... taste... of what it’s like to play football in a biblical plague as he leads France against Uruguay today at Nizhny Novgorod. The France and Tottenham Hotspur skipper got a bug in the mouth early in the first half, and his reaction was both pretty natural and pretty priceless.
#MundialTelemundo ¿invitado especial? Lloris es sorprendido por una libélula en pleno duelo entre #URU y #FRA pic.twitter.com/ScvSmK1lgw— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) July 6, 2018
He’s obviously used to hanging out with Harry Kane, since he’s positively buzzing. That extra bit of protein no doubt was the difference as he got low to make a spectacular save and deny Diego Godin an equalizing goal.
What a save by Hugo Lloris!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 6, 2018
...but Godin *probably* should've scored the rebound pic.twitter.com/itE0yGv1Nf
The match just ended, and France pulled out a 2-0 win over Uruguay thanks to a first half header from Rafael Varane and a blast from Antoine Griezmann that was spilled into the net by Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera. Captain Hugo and the French move on to the semifinals where they will play the winner of Belgium vs. Brazil.