Adidas apologise for the misspelling of Colombia in advertisements

Adidas have apologised for misspelling "Colombia" in advertisements featuring the team in new jerseys for the Copa America tournament.

The ads, which showed Colombian players in the home white jerseys, were pulled by Adidas after social media widely ridiculed the company for spelling the country "Columbia."

The company, which has its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon, said in a statement Tuesday: "We value our partnership with the Colombian Football Federation and apologize for our mistake. We removed these graphics and are quickly installing new versions today."

Adidas has provided the uniforms for Colombia since 2011.

The South American nation, who are ranked No. 3 in the world, defeated Paraguay 2-1 on Tuesday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They also shut out the United States 2-0 in the opening match of the 16-nation tournament.