Ghanaian Brothers Makes Debuts for Different Countries, 24 Hours Apart

Ghanaian Brothers Makes Debuts for Different Countries, 24 Hours Apart

  • Inaki and Nico Williams have made their international debuts from Ghana and Spain, respectively
  • Inaki Williams came on in the second half of Ghana's 3-0 defeat to Brazil last Friday in Le Havre, France
  • Younger brother, Nico Williams, who was handed his first invite by Luis Enrique featured for Spain against Switzerland

Athletic Bilbao stars, Inaki and Nico Williams, have been handed their debuts by Ghana and Spain, respectively, over the weekend.

Inaki, the eldest of the two brothers, came on in the second half as the Black Stars of Ghana suffered defeat to Brazil, while Nico featured for Spain against Switzerland.

Inaki Williams had previously represented Spain in the past but decided to switch nationality in June after changes in the FIFA eligibility rules.

Inaki Williams, Nico Williams, Ghana, Spain
Inaki Williams and his brother Nico Williams have been handed their international debuts by Ghana and Spain respectively. Credit: @GhanaBlackstar Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Nico Williams received his first national team invite a fortnight ago from Spain manager Luis Enrique despite interest from the Ghana Football Association.

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Inaki Williams came close to netting a debut goal when he came on in the second half for the Black Stars. He has travelled with the team to Spain for the friendly against Nicaragua on Tuesday.

Nico Williams replaced Pablo Sarabia in the 63rd minute of Spain's 2-1 defeat to Switzerland and could feature in the Iberian derby against Portugal on Tuesday.

Brazil beat Ghana in a pre-World Cup friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Richarlison netted a first half brace as Brazil cruised to victory against Ghana in their penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to add to Richarlison double as the South Americans defeated Ghana in Le Havre.

The Selacaos got off to a bright start with Richarlison getting the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham forward missed by inches wide.

Richarlison believes Ghana has a good team for the World Cup

Brazil's two-goal hero Richarlison believes Ghana has a good team to make a mark at the World Cup in Qatar in November.

The Tottenham forward netted a first half brace as the five-times World Cup winners brushed aside the African side in a rampant display.

Despite the dominant first half display, the Selacaos failed to score in the second half and Richarlison credits that to Ghana's strength as a team.