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Nico Williams Earns Call Up To Spanish National Team

Inaki Williams’s younger brother, Nico Williams, has earned his first call-up to the Spanish national team ahead of the commencement of the UEFA Nations League.

Nico has been given his debut senior national team call-up as the 20-year-old has been named as part of La Roja’s 25-man squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal later this month. Nico Williams has already featured for Spain’s U-18s and U21s, where he was very instrumental. His performance at the junior level has earned him a call-up to the national team.

The Athletic Bilbao winger, earlier in June, returned to Ghana in the company of his elder brother, Inaki Williams. It was reported that the two brothers, who were born in Spain, had returned to attain their Ghanaian passports ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar later this year. Rumours of a possible call-up to the Blackstars by Coach Otoo Addo dominated sports discussions across the country. Inaki confirmed his decision to play for Ghana, but his Nico has remained tight-lipped so far, generating more speculations of him snubbing Ghana for Spain.

But an invite from Luis Enrique to the Spain national team may just have ended any hope of him playing for Ghana. This would be a huge blow to the Blackstars and coach Otoo Addo, who could utilise his talent at the World Cup. A similar situation for the Boateng brothers looks like unfolding in the coming days.

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