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Moths were stealing the show before kickoff .

The reason moths have infested the Euro 2016 final

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Fans have been pouring into the Stade de France for the final of Euro 2016.

However, it's not just supporters of the two teams in question, Portugal and France, who will be attending.

In one of the more bizarre episodes of the tournament so far, thousands of moths seem to have invaded the stadium.

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Why? - we hear you ask.

It appears there is a very simple explanation after all.

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Some clever soul on night duty made the tiny oversight of leaving all the lights on, which prompted the infestation.

It definitely bothered referee Mark Clattenburg, who was anxiously trying to bat them away, to little avail.

Pierluigi Collina didn't look too impressed either. 

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Take a look at the little pests wreaking havoc at one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

How to get rid of moths, part one 

There's no need to worry, however, as stadium officials seem to have a contingency plan.

The Telegraph are reporting, quite seriously, that vacuum cleaners are being used to hoover up the moths.

Let's hope the game brings a little bit more excitement.

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