The World Cup Opening Ceremony Crew Mixed Up the Niger and Nigeria Flags

By Gerald Lynch on at

Pitbull's outfit wasn't the only blunder at last night's World Cup opening ceremony. It seems the organisers were unsure of the difference between Niger and Nigeria, with the earlier nation's flag displayed instead of the latter's, despite Niger not even featuring in the tournament.

Sure, they share a 450-mile border and five letters of their country's names, but that's no excuse. It might be worth the production team investing in an atlas before they next host another major international event. [@lawseyitfc via Yahoo]