Wrong anthem played at Uruguay-Mexico Copa match

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Glendale (Arizona), June 6: Uruguayan footballers were shocked and surprisingly looked at each other in bemusement when the wrong national anthem was played prior to their Copa America Centenario match against Mexico.

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The organisers played the national anthem of Chile instead of Uruguay's "Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba" here on Sunday.

Uruguay's Fernando Muslera, right, makes a save on a shot by Mexico's Hirving Lozano (8) during the second half of a Copa America group C soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium

The organisers apologised to the "people of Uruguay" and blamed "human error" for the mistake and said they will ensure the error is not repeated again, reports the BBC on Monday.

Uruguay lost the match 1-3, conceding two late goals, after being down to 10 men for a large part of the match.


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