Nico Williams: Ghanaian Parents' Emotional Video Announcing His Spain Selection

Nico Williams: Ghanaian Parents' Emotional Video Announcing His Spain Selection

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 9, 2024 at 12:08 PM
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  • Athletic Bilbao forward, Nico Williams, has been named in the Spain squad for the 2024 European champions in Germany
  • The younger brother of Black Stars forward, Inaki Williams, is expected to play a key role in manager Luis de la Fuente's team for the tournament
  • Spain have been drawn into a tough group, which includes current holders, Italy and World Cup semi-finalist Croatia

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Parents of Inaki Williams and Nico Williams were part of the families used in the production of the video for the announcement of players for the Spain national team for Euros 2024.

Nico, the younger of the Williams brothers, decided to represent the country of his birth in 2022 and has since been part of La Roja, playing at the World Cup in Qatar.

On Friday, the Spanish Football Federation released their squad for the upcoming tournament in Germany, with the Atletic Bilbao winger in the final team.

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Nico Williams in action for Spain in a game against Switzerland on September 24, 2022. Photo: Eric Alonso
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In an emotional video shared on social media, the proud parents of Nico took their turn to announce his inclusion in the team.

Spain manager Luis de la Fuente named a strong 26-man squad for the tournament as the three-time European champions face holders Italy, Croatia and Albania in the same group, as reported by ESPN.

Nico enjoyed an outstanding campaign in Spain, winning the Copa del Rey with Athletic Bilbao in the just-ended season.

Meanwhile, his elder brother, Inaki, who plays for Ghana, missed the World Cup qualifier against Mali and will be absent for the match against the Central African Republic due to injury.

The brothers spend time in Ghana on holidays when the season is over in Europe.

Chelsea and Barca show interest in Williams

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Athletic Bilbao forward, Nico Williams has popped up on the radar of English club Chelsea and Catalan giants Barcelona.

The Spanish-born winger with Ghanaian heritage has been turning heads with his performances for Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish national team.

With the 2023/24 football season officially over and the transfer window set to open on June 14, Williams has attracted interest from two European giants.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.