The biggest event on the football calendar this year will see 32 teams put their skills to the test. But one aspect of any global tournament that rarely gets airtime is each team’s national anthem. Soak up those distinct melodies with the Sony OLED range, which produces stunning sound for that big occasion.
Here’s the thing though: how well do you know the 32 anthems of the teams competing?
There’s a globe-full of rousing, inspirational and obscure gems to discover.
Did you know that Japan’s Kimigayo is based on a waka poem written sometime between 794-1185 AD? Or that Spain’s La Marcha Real (The Royal March) has no words at all, and hasn’t since 1978, when the lyrics approved by former dictator Francisco Franco were dropped?
It might all sound like French to you, but behind every country’s anthem is a story that helps to explain why it’s the tune they choose to get their national pride surging.
Can you tell the difference between Australia’s Advance Australia Fair and Nigeria’s Arise, O Compatriots? Explore the National Anthems quiz and find out. Pair the right country with the melody and get all 10 right to cement yourself as a footballing legend.
A stunning picture – with the sound to match
Check out the full Sony TV range, with large screen 4K TVs to suit every budget. At the upper end, Sony’s OLED TVs take advantage of Acoustic Surface sound. This new technology produces sound so rich and lifelike it’ll feel as if you’re really there, in the middle of the stadium, listening to the anthem as it’s sung by 60,000 cheering fans.
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