World Cup 2022: England star Mason Mount appears to mistakenly sings the wrong national anthem

World Cup 2022: England star Mason Mount mistakenly sings the wrong national anthem
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England midfielder Mason Mount has started World Cup 2022 by apparently singing the wrong national anthem.

The Chelsea star went viral on social media after appearing to sing "God save our gracious queen", instead of "king", when the camera panned past the England team in the line-up before the match began.

In fairness to Mount, who has been captained 32 times by his country, this is only the third time that the England team have sung this version of the national anthem, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.

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Despite very little happening in the opening exchanges of the Three Lions' first group match in Qatar, there have still been talking points on social. Alex Scott caught attention for wearing the OneLove armband that England decided not to don, while England fans were delayed into the stadium due to ticketing issues. 

The game was delayed for around 10 minutes, following an injury to the Iran goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand, who clashed heads with one of his defenders following a cross from Harry Kane. 

Local England Fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

England Fans during the World Cup 2022 Group B match between England and Iran at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar (Image credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Mason Mount is making his first World Cup appearance at the tournament in Qatar.

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