Andre Schurrle: Former Chelsea winger mistaken goes along with hilarious prank where he is confused for pro gamer

World Cup winner went along for two minutes

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Andre Schurrle played in a victorious World Cup final, has played just shy of 50 matches for his national team and currently plies his trade for Wolfsburg, who came third in the Bundesliga last season.

As German footballers go, the former Chelsea winger is one of the more high profile names and faces.

But as much as some people love football, others can't stand it and have no clue who's who.

That's clearly what happened to Rocket Beans TV presenter Sofia Kats, who confused Schurrle for pro gamer Christian Chmiel, after a prank from her co-workers behind the camera.

Armed with a Wikipedia page for Chmiel, Kats introduces Schurrle with the wrong name - and the Wolfsburg man duly plays along to hilarity on the set...

Watch the video here (transcription, via Reddit, below):


Kats: "I'm excited to do this spontaneous interview. Since it was so spontaneous, I was only given a Wikipedia article and I may now say hello to Christian Chmiel, who was 2008 ESL pro-series champion and is now back - hello, Christian."

Schürrle: "Hello. Nice to be here!!"

Kats: "I'm surprised you can speak German because in my article it says you're from England and I wanted to talk English to you but you said "wie geht's" (German for 'how are you')"

Schürrle: "Yeah, my Mom is German and my Dad is from England but that may not be part of your Wikipedia article."

Kats: "Nice, so you were raised bilingually?"

Schürrle: "Exactly."

Kats: "I have a few questions for you. Do you think that Denial won deservedly against Revenge in this year's championships?"

Schürrle (laughing): "Once again please?"

Kats: "Ok! Why are you laughing?"

Schürrle: "It's just... I played a few times against him and yeah..."

Kats: "So he is a no-name to you?"

Schürrle: "Yeah, he had no chance, one has to say."

Kats: "Okay, but at the tournament... do you think that Denial won deservedly against Revenge?"

Schürrle: "Yeah, definitely, I think it was a good ga-hahahaha"

Kats: "Why is everybody laughing? Are you dumb? I mean not you (to Andre)"

Schürrle: "I guess I have to clear up something here..."