The Dominican Republic under-20 team was left without hearing their anthem this Sunday before facing Nigeria due to a technical failure at the Malvinas, Argentina stadium in Mendoza, in their first match in a World Cup in all categories.
The first chords of the anthem of the Caribbean country began to sound through the public address system, but the recording was interrupted after a few seconds to the outrage of the public, in this match that opens group D of the U-20 World Cup in Argentina, completed by Brazil and Italy.
However, the team led by Cuban coach Walter Benítez continued to sing a cappella with strong emotion, which generated the unanimous ovation of the fans present in the Mendoza fiefdom.
Dominican Republic play the first game this sunday of his history of a soccer World Cup, sport that has been growing little by little in the country.
Benítez’s team hopes to do a good job and try to qualify for the round of 16, a round to which the first two placed in each group and the four best third-placed go.