Anthems Fail to Play for France and Honduras at the World Cup

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJune 15, 2014

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France and Honduras stood for their national anthems on Sunday at the World Cup, only to be let down by the stadium PA system.

As per John Drayton of the Daily Mail, the Group E match at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre went ahead without either side hearing their anthem.

Predictably, there was a reaction on Twitter.

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A general view as the teams line up prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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FIFA officials will no doubt be looking for somebody to blame.