Woods explains Saudi national anthem interruption before World Cup tie

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ITV host Laura Woods has explained the disruption to Saudi Arabia’s national anthem before their World Cup clash with Argentina on Tuesday. The broadcast was temporarily interrupted before kick off, with much of the anthem missed by supporters watching from home. 

Argentina and Saudi Arabia lined up at the colossal Lusail Stadium before getting their respective World Cup bids underway. The Albiceleste went into the tournament among the favourites while the Saudis were expected to have a tough time making out of the group. 

With nerves building, Argentina’s national anthem went without a hitch but much of Saudi Arabia’s was missed by ITV as the picture cut out completely, displaying an error message on-screen. At half-time, Woods explained that the issue was experienced by all broadcasters worldwide. 

“You may have noticed as well, a little bit of break up during the Saudi Arabia national anthem,” she explained while live on ITV. “It was a world feed issue, experienced by all the broadcasters around the world that were taking that feed.”

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