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Why Is The Argentina National Anthem Shortened At The World Cup?

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Argentina is back in the World Cup and, of course, one of the favorites. Their anthem is one of the most iconic at football’s biggest tournament, and Lionel Messi is hoping to finally win it all against France in the HUGE final.

Why Is The Argentina National Anthem Shortened At The World Cup?
Argentina singing the national anthem prior to their match against Saudi Arabia

Why is the Argentina national anthem shortened?

The first Argentine anthem was written in 1810, and it was adopted as the country’s official song three years later, following the Revolution.

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Vicente Lopez y Planes, a Buenos Aires native, wrote the lyrics, while Blas Parera, a Spaniard, composed the music.

The Argentinian Pumas use the same short version as the footballers
The Argentinian Pumas use the same short version as the footballers

In the middle of the piece, there is a long anti-Spain section that has been omitted since 1924 – and the entire piece is extremely long.

As a result, only the instrumental introduction (which lasts 1 minute 6 seconds) is played during the Olympics, rugby matches, and the World Cup.

What is Argentina’s national anthem name?

The national anthem of Argentina is simply known as the Himno Nacional Argentino. It was previously known as the Marcha Patriotica (Patriotic March) or Cancion Patriotica Nacional (National Patriotic Song).

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What are the lyrics translated into English?

Hear, mortals, the sacred cry:
“Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!”
Hear the sound of broken chains
See noble equality enthroned.
Their most worthy throne have now opened
The United Provinces of the South.

And the free people of the world reply:
“To the great Argentine people, good health!”
“To the great Argentine people, good health!”
And the free ones of the world reply:
“To the great Argentine people, good health!”
And the free ones of the world reply:
“To the great Argentine people, good health!”

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