2014 World Football Cup(2): Niger or Nigeria? Opening ceremony showcases wrong flag – Danielle Elliot

June 14, 2014




Twitter user Cameron Laws pointed out the blunder

Cameron Laws @lawseyitfc


#OpeningCeremony The awkward moment when they use the Niger flag instead of Nigeria #NGA


The opening ceremony organizers displayed the wrong flag while announcing Nigeria on Thursday. Instead of Nigeria’s flag, it projected an image of Niger’s flag onto the globe at midfield during the ceremony.

Nigeria’s flag features three vertical stripes, with a white stripe sandwiched between two green stripes.

Niger’s flag features three horizontal stripes. The top stripe is orange, sitting above a white stripe and a green stripe. There is an orange circle in the middle of the white stripe. 



SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2016.  10:02 p.m. [GMT]

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