Anthems Time! Here Are All Of The Euro/Copa América National Anthems From Shortest To Longest

Still really need a national anthem with some 808s and hi-hats.

With a full docket of international soccer awaiting fans this summer, we’re going to hear plenty of national anthems. This begs the question, who has the longest national anthem? 

The anthems played before soccer games are sometimes shortened versions of full national anthems. For example, the full Greece national anthem — the longest national anthem in the world — has 158 verses. At international sporting events the shortened version lasts just under one minute. Sometimes fans will go acapella to sing further verses after the instrumental finishes like in Brazil and Chile. For this list only the instrumentals will be counted.

The upcoming Euros and Copa América will feature 34 national anthems that fans get to sit through and enjoy. Italy got things started with a passionate rendition.

For some ungodly reason I listened to all 34 — of the shortened instrumentals — and have compiled the list of shortest to longest national anthems. Please enjoy the following list.

For a point of reference, the U.S. anthem played before sporting events lasts about one minute and 10 seconds (1:10).

Euros/Copa América Anthems From Shortest To Longest

34. (0:40) England

33. (0:50) Spain

32. (0:50) Netherlands

31. (0:52) Belgium

30. (0:55) Finland

29. (0:56) France

28. (0:56) Peru

27. (1:03) Argentina

26. (1:03) Germany

25. (1:04) Czech Republic

24. (1:06) Croatia

23. (1:08) Brazil

22. (1:08) Turkey

21. (1:09) Denmark

20. (1:10) Russia

19. (1:10) Switzerland 

18. (1:10) Ecuador

17. (1:11) Austria

16. (1:11) Sweden

15. (1:16) Scotland

14. (1:16) Poland

13. (1:17) Portugal

12. (1:20) Wales

11. (1:20) Hungary

10. (1:21) Paraguay

9. (1:24) Slovakia

8. (1:26) Colombia

7. (1:27) Chile

6. (1:28) Bolivia

5. (1:29) Venezuela

4. (1:29) North Macedonia

3. (1:30) Ukraine

2. (1:33) Italy

1. (1:36) Uruguay

There you have it. After listening to all these anthems I’m feeling quite patriotic for 34 different countries.

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