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Pique shrugs off anthem gesture

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he was merely crossing his fingers after being accused of raising his middle finger during the Spanish national anthem before his country's Euro 2016 game against Croatia.

March 5, 2017
March 5, 2017

US players must stand for national anthem

The United States Soccer Federation has instituted a policy that requires players on a national team to "stand respectfully" during national anthems, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Pique shrugs off anthem gesture

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he was merely crossing his fingers after being accused of raising his middle finger during the Spanish national anthem before his country's Euro 2016 game against Croatia.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Pitbull plays over Chile anthem

Chile's players and fans had to compete with the music of rapper Pitbull, as it was played over the final bars of their national anthem before a Copa America match against Argentina.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Whose anthem is it!

Copa America Centenario organisers are left red-faced on Sunday after an embarrassing blunder which sees Chile's national anthem played instead of Uruguay's ahead of their Group C clash with Mexico in Arizona.

October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015

Fifa fines HK over China anthem booing

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has been fined $40,000 Hong Kong dollars ($5,160; £3,400) after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match last month.