Copa America apologises for Uruguay anthem gaffe before Mexico match

Event organizers for the Copa America have apologised to Uruguay after inadvertently playing the wrong anthem before their match with Mexico.

After Mexico's anthem played ahead of the match, the PA system sounded out the national anthem of Chile instead of Uruguay's, which brought raised eyebrows from Luis Suarez and other Uruguay players and a chorus of boos from the crowd.

A statement released soon after by Copa organizers read: "This evening during the pre-match ceremony, due to human error, we inadvertently played the incorrect National Anthem. We sincerely apologize to the Uruguayan Federation, the Uruguay National Team, the people of Uruguay and to the fans for this mistake. We will work with all parties involved to ensure such an error does not occur again."