Xtra Time Web Desk: Atletico Bilbao strikers Inaki and Nico William’s dream of representing their respective countries in a FIFA World Cup is all set to get realized. Nico already made his World Cup debut for Spain against Costa Rica on Wednesday while his brother Inaki is expected to make his maiden appearance on the big stage when Ghana face Portugal on Thursday.
The Williams brothers will be joining Boateng brothers, who played for different nations in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They also played in Brazil World Cup in 2014 Jerome Boateng was a central defender with Germany, while his elder brother Kevin-Prince Boateng was an attacking midfielder with Ghana.
The Boatengs, who played against each other in both tournaments, were born to a Ghanaian father and were raised by separate mothers in Germany.
The Williams couple Maria and Felix fled to Spain after a civil war broke out in Liberia. They covered almost 4500 kms through Sahara Desert to reach Spanish city Bilbao where they took political asylum. It was an extremely difficult journey as they had to ride on the back of a crowded truck and walked barefoot through the Sahara Desert.
Maria was pregnant with Inaki at the time and, after Felix was granted asylum in Bilbao, he was born there in 1994.
It’s where he has remained, along with Nico who arrived eight years later, with the younger Williams making his international debut for Spain this year in September. Inaki, who represented Spain in a friendly back in 2016, declared his international allegiance for Ghana in July. He made his debut for the African nation in September against Nicaragua, and later played in a friendly against Brazil.The post The story of Williams brothers: Atletico Bilbao forwards Nico & Inaki Williams’ dream about facing each other in World Cup | Qatar2022 first appeared on XtraTime | To get the best and exclusive sporting news, keep watching XtraTime.||
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Published Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:26:17 +0000