Watch: France goalkeeper has bug fly into his mouth during World Cup match

Hugo Lloris has enough problems. He’s a great goalkeeper, but his French side is expected to contend for the World Cup title, and he’s tasked with supporting a back line that’s talented but clearly the weakest link of the team.

He doesn’t need distractions. Apparently the insect universe doesn’t care.

Early in the first half of France’s quarterfinal match against Uruguay, this happened:

It flew right into his mouth!

As usual, Lloris’ reflexes were spot-on. He spat that bug out in less than a second, saving himself as quickly as he often saves France.

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France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dives to stop the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: England players (l-r Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy, John Stones) celebrate after Eric Dier of England scores the winning penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SARANSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: An Iran supporter shows his emotions following defeat during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford stops Colombia's forward Carlos Bacca's shot during the penalty shootout at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. (Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Harry Kane of England celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Eric Dier of England scores the winning penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Head Coach of England Gareth Southgate celebrates after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Albin Ekdal of Sweden celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Emil Forsberg of Sweden celebrates scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Switzerland players look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerlandat Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Emil Forsberg of Sweden celebrates scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JULY 02: A Japan fan looks dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July 2, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: England fans react in horror to Colombia's equaliser at the end of extra time as they watch the FIFA 2018 World Cup Finals match between Colombia and England at Boxpark on July 3, 2018 in London, England. World Cup fever is building among England fans after reaching the Round of 16 in Russia. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Viktor Claesson of Sweden tackles Ricardo Rodriguez of Switzerland during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: A Brazil fan celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - France's forward Ousmane Dembele eyes the ball during a training session at the Glebovets stadium in Istra, some 70 km west of Moscow, on July 1, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match against Uruguay. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar Jr of Brazil scores his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar of Brazil celebrates with teammate Paulinho after scoring his sides first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Yussuf Yurary Poulsen of Denmark goes down as Ivan Rakitic of Croatia chases the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: Aleksandr Golovin of Russia scores past David De Gea of Spain his team's third penalty in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: A Russia fan celebrates following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is shown a yellow card by referee Cesar Ramos during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal helps Edinson Cavani of Uruguay off the pitch after he gets injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - South Korea's players celebrate their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 27, 2018. (Photo by Luis Acosta / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 28: Thomas Vermaelen of Belgium wins a header during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Adrien Silva of Portugal and Rodrigo Bentancur of Uruguay battle for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay scores his team's first goal past Rui Patricio of Portugal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Marco Reus of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SARANSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal celebrates with teanmmate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Elsa - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Luis Suarez of Uruguay challenge for the ball with Sergey Ignashevich of Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Uruguay and Russia at Samara Arena on June 25, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
SAMARA, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay scores his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Uruguay and Russia at Samara Arena on June 25, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (R) dives to punch the ball clear during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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The moment was reminiscent of Colombia’s loss to Brazil in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, when a giant insect landed on James Rodriguez’s shoulder, thoroughly untroubling the Colombian star.

If nothing else, it appears insects are as big fans of the World Cup as the rest of us.

Joey Gulino is the editor of FC Yahoo and moonlights as a writer. Follow him on Twitter at @JGulinoYahoo.

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