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France-Albania game marred by wrong anthem
Paris, Sep 8 - France's easy win over Albania was marred by controversy after organisers played Andorra's national anthem for the visiting team leading to chaos in the Euro 2020 qualifier.
Albania's players looked confused as the anthem for Andorra -- France's next opponents in Paris on Tuesday -- was played inside Stade de France, a BBC report said.
There was booing from Albania's travelling fans as the wrong anthem continued to play. The stadium announcer added to the laughable error by apologising "to Armenia", the report further said.
Referee Jesus Gil Manzano was consulted by the Albania coaching staff before the right anthem was played and the kick-off eventually took place.
France returned to the top of qualifying Group H with a 3-0 victory.
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