Mexico defeats Uruguay In Copa America
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Mexico defeats Uruguay In Copa America
Monday June 6th, 2016

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Before Uruguay played its Copa America match against Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday night, the stadium played the wrong national anthem.

The Chilean national anthem played over the speakers, leaving players on the pitch confused. Chile is out in California to play Argentina on Monday at 10 p.m. ET and just played Mexico in a friendly this past week.

Players seemed displeased in addition to being confused, and that went for Uruguayan players who weren’t with the national team.

Uruguayan Diego Fagundez, who plays for the New England Revolution of MLS, called the move “disrespectful.”

Copa America organizers released the following statement: 

The stadium never played the correct anthem.

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