Im watching USA V ITA world cup game right now. The open was standard, with both nations National Anthem being played. As I recall, it was the EXACT same recording that USA uses for the Olympic games.
That being said, I dont “follow” the Anthem as it is being played. It seems to me, that the last half plays before the first half.
Is the version of the US National Anthem played for global sporting events different than those used for national sporting events (Major League Baseball) and if so Why?