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Ecuadorian match between River Plate and Aucas abandoned after bees attack

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Swarm of bees attack football match

The moth invasion during the Euro 2016 final proved pretty harmless, but two teams in Ecuador were not so fortunate as a swarm of bees caused their match to be abandoned on Sunday.

An Ecuadorian Primera A game between River Plate and Aucas had to be called off after an angry swarm wrecked havoc in the stadium.

Players, referee, coaching staff and fans were seen sprinting for cover, with the match lasting just over 10 minutes before it was called to a halt.

Moths cling to an advertising board at the Stade de France
Image: Moths descended on the Stade de France in Paris prior to the Euro 2016 final

Despite the best efforts of a beekeeper, the match was eventually abandoned by the referee.

Aucas and River Plate completed the rearranged fixture on Monday, with River running out 3-0 winners to move up to eighth in the 12-team league.

The defeat means Aucas remain second bottom of the table, with 18 points from 21 matches played so far.

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Hit play on the video above to watch the drama unfold, and keep an eye out for the arrival of the beekeeper towards the end...

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