France plays Andorra's Anthem instead of Albania's - then Apologises to Armenia
Albanian Daily News
Published September 8, 2019
THE EURO 2020 qualifier between France and Albania kicked off five minutes late this evening because the hosts played the wrong anthem for the visiting team.
When the Albanians lined up at the Stade de France, they were clearly bewildered at the tune they heard -- the national anthem of Andorra.
The Albanians refused to play until their correct anthem had been heard.
There were some whistles from the capacity crowd as the stadium announcer explained that they would play the right tune -- although he mistakenly apologised to Armenia before correcting himself.
As it blasted out of the stadium speakers, with the volume, it seemed, turned higher, the visiting players sung along lustily and celebrated and hugged at the end.