Previous
Kazakhstan
Belgium
0
2
FT
Game Details
Belarus
Netherlands
1
2
FT
Game Details
Hungary
Azerbaijan
1
0
FT
Game Details
Cyprus
Russia
0
5
FT
Game Details
Scotland
San Marino
6
0
FT
Game Details
Estonia
Germany
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wales
Croatia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Poland
North Macedonia
2
0
FT
Game Details
Slovenia
Austria
0
1
FT
Game Details
Next
SloveniaSlovenia
AustriaAustria
0
1
FT
Game Details
EstoniaEstonia
GermanyGermany
0
3
FT
Game Details
PolandPoland
North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
2
0
FT
Game Details
WalesWales
CroatiaCroatia
1
1
FT
Game Details
BelarusBelarus
NetherlandsNetherlands
1
2
FT
Game Details
CyprusCyprus
RussiaRussia
0
5
FT
Game Details

Albania get Andorra's anthem, 'Armenia' apology

The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between France and Albania in Paris was delayed after the national anthem of Andorra was initially played for the visitors.

In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before they faced France in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday.

- Euro 2020 qualifying: All you need to know

Players looked bemused as they realised it was the wrong anthem -- Andorra's, according to UEFA's website -- with camera images showing angry Albanian fans making offensive gestures in protest at the error.

Albania players stand during the national anthem, but it is the Andorra anthem being played
Albania players stand during the national anthem, but it is the Andorra anthem being played in the stadium by mistake.

France coach Didier Deschamps spoke with Albania manager Edoardo Reja as referee Jesus Gil Manzano waited several minutes for the right anthem to be played at Stade de France before starting the game -- which was delayed by nearly 10 minutes.

Then, when the correct anthem was about to be played, there was another embarrassing incident as the stadium announcer apologised to "Armenia's fans" and called on the crowd to respect the "Armenia national anthem" before he realised his glaring mistake and corrected it.

The visitors and their fans didn't have a much better experience following the anthem error, as France cruised to a 4-1 victory

France's next opponents are Andorra in Paris on Tuesday.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.