Insects at the World Cup

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The World Cup match between England and Tunisia was swarmed by bugs. Players have had to deal with the pesky insects throughout the tournament. Take a look at the top images of players dealing with these pests from this World Cup along with past tournaments.

<p>Japan’s Takashi Inui in action in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match against Belgium at Rostov Arena Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images) </p>
Insects on the pitch

Japan’s Takashi Inui in action in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match against Belgium at Rostov Arena Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

<p>England’s Harry Maguire surrounded by insects during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
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England’s Harry Maguire surrounded by insects during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold rubs insect repellent on his face before the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
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England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold rubs insect repellent on his face before the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>Colombia’s midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with a locust on his arm after scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. </p>
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Colombia’s midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with a locust on his arm after scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014.

<p>Moths are swept off the advertising boards by a member of staff during the 2016 match. </p>
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Moths are swept off the advertising boards by a member of staff during the 2016 match.

<p>France’s Paul Pogba surrounded by moths during the warm-up before the UEFA Euro 2016 game. </p>
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France’s Paul Pogba surrounded by moths during the warm-up before the UEFA Euro 2016 game.

<p>England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) sprats insect repellent before the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
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England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) sprats insect repellent before the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>Harry Maguire of England sprays himself with insect repellant during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by David Ramos – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images) </p>
Insects on the pitch

Harry Maguire of England sprays himself with insect repellant during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by David Ramos – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

<p>England’s Harry Kane surrounded by insects during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
Insects on the pitch

England’s Harry Kane surrounded by insects during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>A swarm of moths resting on the netting of the goal before the UEFA Euro 2016 game. </p>
Insects on the pitch

A swarm of moths resting on the netting of the goal before the UEFA Euro 2016 game.

<p>A man throws fafety elements at the swarm of bees located in one of the beams during the match betwen Mexico v El Salvador as part of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifying at the Azteca Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Francisco Estrada/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images) </p>
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A man throws fafety elements at the swarm of bees located in one of the beams during the match betwen Mexico v El Salvador as part of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifying at the Azteca Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Francisco Estrada/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images)

<p>Brazilian player Neymar is bothered by butterflies during a training for their September 6 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 South American qualifier football match against Colombia, at Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil on September 3, 2016. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA </p>
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Brazilian player Neymar is bothered by butterflies during a training for their September 6 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 South American qualifier football match against Colombia, at Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil on September 3, 2016. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

<p>Jesse Lingard of England reacts after an insect lands in his ear ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) </p>
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Jesse Lingard of England reacts after an insect lands in his ear ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

<p>Saudi Arabia’s defender Osama Hawsawi sprays an insect repellent during a training session at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 24, 2018, on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) </p>
Insects on the pitch

Saudi Arabia’s defender Osama Hawsawi sprays an insect repellent during a training session at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 24, 2018, on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

<p>Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo surrounded by moths as he warms up prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 match. </p>
Insects on the pitch

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo surrounded by moths as he warms up prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 match.

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