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ARGENTINA are in the World Cup again – and are, of course, one of the favourites.

And their anthem is one of the most iconic at football’s biggest tournament and Lionel Messi is hoping to finally win the big one to round off his stellar career.

 Argentina singing the national anthem prior to their match against Saudi Arabia

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Argentina singing the national anthem prior to their match against Saudi ArabiaCredit: Getty

Why is the Argentina national anthem shortened?

The first Argentinian anthem was composed as early as 1810, before it was adopted as the official song three years later following the Revolution.

Its lyrics were written by the Buenos Aires-born Vicente Lopez y Planes, whilst the music was composed by a Spaniard, Blas Parera.

There is a long, anti-Spain section in the middle of the piece which has been omitted since 1924 – and the whole piece is extremely long.

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

 The Argentinian Pumas use the same short version as the footballers

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The Argentinian Pumas use the same short version as the footballersCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

What is it called?

The anthem is simply known as the Himno Nacional Argentino.

It had previous names that translated as the Marcha Patriotica (Patriotic March) or Cancion Patriotica Nacional (National Patriotic Song).

 Argentina last won a World Cup in 1986

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Argentina last won a World Cup in 1986Credit: Reuters

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!”

 



Why is the Argentina national anthem shortened and what is it called?

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