4 Jul 2021

What makes a great football anthem?

From Sunday Morning, 10:48 am on 4 July 2021

Football anthems are back in our consciousness thanks to the dramatic and largely enthralling UEFA Euro 2020 competition currently being held across the continent, especially due to that fact that England -- whose anthem tradition dates back to 1966 -- remains alive in the tournament. Paul Carr is a Professor in Popular Music Analysis at the University of South Wales and the author of Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold. He joins the show to discuss what makes a great football anthem.

England supporters celebrate their win in the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on June 29, 2021.

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