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- Hugo Lloris on Friday pulled off one of the greatest saves of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- But the talk of Twitter was how the French goalkeeper made a save of a different kind, as the 31-year-old prevented what seemed to be a dragonfly from entering his mouth.
- One Twitter user even created an account in the bug’s name.
- France beat Uruguay, 2-0, on Friday in the World Cup’s first quarterfinal match.
- France and Lloris progress into the semifinal stage of the competition on Tuesday, hopefully without any bugs.
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Hugo Lloris on Friday pulled off one of the greatest saves of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.
The goalkeeper was able to preserve France’s 1-0 lead when he got a solid hand to Uruguayan defender Martín Cáceres’ incredible header before halftime. His teammates doubled the team’s lead in the second half, eventually winning the quarterfinal clash, 2-0.
Watch the Lloris save right here:
What a save by Hugo Lloris!
…but Godin *probably* should've scored the rebound ???? pic.twitter.com/itE0yGv1Nf
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 6, 2018
You can still see it below if you happen to live in the “wrong” region to watch the clip above.
WHAT A SAVE! Lloris denies Caceres with a wonderful diving save! pic.twitter.com/hxkt9l2JHC
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 6, 2018
Shots were not the only thing Lloris spent his afternoon saving, as the goalkeeper also won plaudits for preventing a horrible-looking bug from flying into his mouth.
In the 16th minute of the game, a bug – believed to be a dragonfly – flew onto Lloris’ lip, but rather than let it into his mouth, the 31-year-old managed to spit it out in disgust.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) July 6, 2018
Regardless of Lloris’ heroics between the sticks, the bug incident remained the talk of Twitter.
One soccer social media account highlighted how insects are no stranger to World Cups.
???? 2014 – James Rodriguez
???? 2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo
???? 2018 – Hugo Lloris
It's not an international tournament until the bugs take over! ????
— 90min (@90min_Football) July 6, 2018
One quick-thinking Twitter user even created an account for the bug and immediately asked Lloris whether he tasted nice.
— Hugo lloris DragonFly@ Bugslife (@LlorisDragonfly) July 6, 2018
France is through to the semifinals and is next in action Tuesday against Belgium.