‘Are you trolling?’ – Fifa hit by fan backlash over World Cup gaffe as they advertise semi-final between England and USA
FIFA were left with egg on their face after accidentally tweeting an advertisement showing a World Cup semi-final between England and USA.
Argentina take on Croatia for a place in the final in Qatar on Tuesday night.
Fifa made a blunder by posting an image of England and USA ahead of the semi-finals
On the other side of the draw, defending champions France will take on Morocco on Wednesday.
And while the two last-four clashes were correct on Fifa’s official website, the tweet football’s governing body sent out showed an image of England vs USA – with Harry Kane and Christian Pulisic plastered over it.
Alongside it, they added the caption: “A spot in the final awaits! You won’t want to miss tonight’s action!”
England were knocked out in the quarter-finals by France, while USA exited in the last-16 after losing to Holland.
It was clearly a picture Fifa did not realise would show up when they sent out the link.
And the tweet was swiftly deleted a few minutes after being posted.
But not before some social media users spotted the blatant mistake and reacted to the mishap.
One person said: “Are you trolling Kane?”
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While another added: “FIFA have reinstated England and the USA apparently.”
Meanwhile, England fans still devastated by the France loss were left wishing Fifa’s mistake had in fact happened for real.
One said: “The better parallel universe.”
And another replied: “I wanna live in that timeline please.”