Albania players react as they hear Andorra's anthem played before Euro 2020 qualifying match in France
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VIDEO: Andorra anthem played instead of Albania’s at Euro 2020 qualifier in France

Stadium announcer then apologises to Armenia.


Albania initially refused to kick off when the Andorran anthem was played instead before their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Stade de France.

Players and staff looked towards the match officials in annoyance – and to make matters even worse, the stadium announcer then issued an apology to Armenia.

Organisers played Andorra's national anthem instead of Albania's ahead of France-Albania in Paris. Albanian players refused to kick-off until the correct anthem has been played. https://t.co/zSLGRS0aLI

— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) September 7, 2019

The Group H fixture eventually did get underway, with Didier Deschamps’s reigning world champions running out 4-1 winners.

A Kingsley Coman double and goals apiece for Olivier Giroud and debutant Nanitamo Ikone secured the victory, with Sokol Cikalleshi scoring a penalty for the visitors.

After five games, France lead the table ahead of Turkey on goal difference.