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World Cup: BBC Commentator Apologises For Germany National Anthem Gaffe

09/07/2014 12:12 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 12:59 BST

BBC commentator Steve Wilson has apologised after he mistook Germany's national anthem for a Nazi version ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash with Brazil.

Fourteen million viewers tuned in for the Germans' 7-1 evisceration of the hosts, however Wilson got things off to a bad start when he erroneously said the Nationalmannschaft would be singing "Deutschland über alles" - not part of the country's national anthem since the end of the second world war.