You’d be surprised how often people confuse El Slavador and Kazakhstan. It’s a pretty common thing, and by pretty common I mean it happened once. It just so happened to be that the person who made the mistake was in charge of playing the national anthems before El Salvador’s friendly against Argentina in Washington, D.C.
The El Salvador players couldn’t decide whether to be confused or irate, so they chose confrate.
American schools are doing a great job with geography.