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Wrong anthem played for Uruguay before Copa America match

/ 01:21 PM June 06, 2016
A dejected Uruguay fan, right, is surrounded by cheering Mexico fans after a third Mexico goal during the second half of a Copa America group C soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Mexico defeated Uruguay 3-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A dejected Uruguay fan, right, is surrounded by cheering Mexico fans after a third Mexico goal during the second half of a Copa America group C soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona. Mexico defeated Uruguay 3-1. AP

GLENDALE, Arizona, United States — Oops.

The national anthem of Chile was mistakenly played instead of the one for Uruguay prior to the Copa America opening-round match between Uruguay and Mexico on Sunday night.

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The Uruguayan players stood silently on the University of Phoenix Stadium, many with blank stares, while the wrong anthem was played.

In a statement, Copa America said the mistake was “a human error.”

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“We sincerely apologize to the Uruguayan Federation, the Uruguay National Team, to the people of Uruguay and to the fans for this mistake,” the statement read. “We will work with all parties involved to ensure such an error does not occur again.’

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TAGS: Chile, Copa America, Football, Mexico, Soccer, Sports, University of Phoenix Stadium, Uruguay
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