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Copa America 2016: Wrong national anthem played before Uruguay-Mexico game

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Players looked at each other bemused and orgainisers were left red-faced as the national anthems were sung at today’s Copa America match between Mexico and Uruguay.

Instead of Uruguay’s “Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba”, the national anthem of Chile was played out in the stadium.

After apologizing to the people of Uruguay, organisers blamed human error for the mix-up.

This is the first time the Copa America has been hosted in the USA.

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