Science suggests that when the national anthem is playing mirror neurons are firing in your brain; special circuitry that gives you the ability to put yourself in the footballer’s shoes.
You might never have belted out the anthem in front of 60,000 spectators, but you’re instinctively feeling what the players are feeling on the pitch. However, Only 11% of GB adults aged 18+ say they know the words to both the first and second verse of the national anthem.
Now you can test knowledge of National Anthems from around the world!
Sound fun? Click below to take the test, or explore the anthems on the interactive map.