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USA – Still learning

Football, or Soccer as they call it in the US is a growing sport. The popularity of it has not been lost on the broadcasters who are scrambling to bolster their coverage of the world’s most watched sport. ESPN is one such provider, who are now showing the European Qualifying ties for the FIFA World Cup 2014 live. Earlier this month, they aired the recent tie between World and European champions Spain and Georgia, the Eastern European country famous as the birthplace of Joseph Stalin and one of the four countries that borders the Dead Sea.

It is not to be confused with the US state of Georgia, famous for the birth place of Kim Basinger and the home of Coca-Cola as ESPN managed to do in this game by displaying the US flag in place of the Georgian one:

An easy mistake to make but not really one that a major sports broadcaster should be making. Try harder ESPN.

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