It’s World Cup Time! Let’s Handicap the National Anthems of All the Countries

Global productivity will shrink over the next month as soccer nationalism sweeps the planet and we all become vexillologists to some extent. I’ve become very good at identifying the nation of the flags that fly off the vehicles in front of me.

The World Cup is also a time for anthemology, or the study of national anthems.  The Guardian takes a look at the anthems of all 32 countries in the tournament.  Whose is best?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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