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World Cup Opening Ceremony Replaces Nigeria Flag With Niger's

13/06/2014 11:16 BST | Updated 13/06/2014 11:59 BST

It wasn't quite as obvious as an Olympic ring failing to light up, as was the case in Sochi, but the World Cup opening ceremony's obligatory gaffe was embarrassing for Nigeria, as they were mistaken for Niger.

Nigeria, whose World Cup campaign begins against Iran on Monday, were replaced with the orange and green of African neighbours Niger, as their own green and white failed to make an appearance.