Clearly that is a mistake, we will apologise to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again".
British Prime Minister David Cameron added that it was an "honest mistake" and efforts would be undertaken to ensure such a mishap does not recur.
There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the tournament.
It is the first major FIFA affiliated women's tournament to be staged within the United Kingdom, and marked the first time a team representing Great Britain took part in the women's tournament.
The women's tournament is a full international tournament with no restrictions on age. On 19 April 2012, FIFA released the list of match referees that would officiate at the Olympics.
In the first day of the Olympic events on 25 July, the match between DPR Korea and Colombia was delayed by a little over an hour because the flag of South Korea was mistakenly displayed on the electronic scoreboard in Hampden Park.
The North Korean team walked off the pitch in protest at seeing the South Korean flag displayed by their names and refused to warm-up whilst the flag was being displayed.
They also objected to the South Korean flag being displayed above the stadium, even though the flags of all the competing countries were being displayed.The game then commenced after a delay and rectification of the error."Today ahead of the Women’s football match at Hampden Park, the South Korean flag was shown on a big screen video package instead of the North Korean flag.Century BC, but this summer’s London 2012 Olympics mark the first time you can sit at the computer and watch the Olympics live online.NBC Sports will be streaming every London 2012 Olympic event live on the Internet, in real time, without waiting for the evening’s primetime tape-delayed coverage.When NBC says “every event,” they do mean every canoe race, judo match, and rhythmic gymnastics competition will be streamed live over NBC Olympics Live Extra, and most of those Olympic events will be available on demand afterwards.