Qatar 2022: The story of two brothers, Inaki and Nico Williams, who compete in two teams. Inaki and Nico both played for Ghana and Spain, respectively.
Spain’s Williams group is ecstatic at the World Cup. Then, despair for a similar Williams family, who are also from Ghana. Inaki and Nico Williams have figured out how to stamp two sides of their family’s legacy in an exceptional way at this World Cup in Qatar by playing for two distinct nations. They were both born in Spain, but their parents are from Ghana.
Nico was instrumental in Spain’s 7-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday, the competition’s most convincing performance to date.
He came on as a late substitute to make his Reality Cup debut in Spain’s record-breaking victory.
After a day, elder sibling Iñaki played in Ghana’s most memorable World Cup game, a 3-2 loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.
That meant a confusing 24 hours in the family home in Spain, with celebrations for 20-year-old Nico no doubt quickly followed by condolences for 28-year-old Iñaki. The equivalent for the two siblings, who, according to Ghana mentor Otto Addo, feel as much Spanish as they do Ghanaian.
“I know the two of them have a decent solid relationship with their mother and their mother country,” Addo explained.
“Because of his love for his parents’ country, Iaki’s integration into the Ghana group has been exceptionally simple,” Addo added, regardless of whether he was born in Bilbao and raised in the Basque region.
Inaki, a forward similar to Nico, played the entire game for Ghana against Portugal and remained in the middle circle at Arena 974 in Doha near the end with his hands on his head, clearly frustrated by the misfortune.
“Perhaps it’s difficult for some to see, but I believe it’s truly possible to have two nations in your heart,” Addo said of Inaki.
Also, he clearly has Ghana in his heart from the start. Spain is also included. The story behind the situation includes their parents’ decision to leave Ghana nearly a decade ago in search of a better life in Europe.
When Felix and Maria Williams traveled shoeless through a desert andclimbed a wall to get into Spain in the mid-1990s, they had no idea they’d end up with two children playing in the World Cup. At the time, Maria was expecting Inaki.
They became at ease in Bilbao, and both young men grew up to be footballers. They actually play club football together for Athletic Bilbao, an old neighborhood club.
Even though Iaki chose to change his devotion to Ghana and return to his underlying foundations this year, the siblings’ professions have always been linked.
It was not at first planned for them to play for two different nations in less than 24 hours. Inaki made his Ghana debut against Brazil on September 23rd of this year. Nico later appeared for Spain against Switzerland on a daily basis.