Williams brothers in World Cup with different teams

Brothers, teammates and, now, World Cup rivals.

Athletic Bilbao strikers Inaki and Nico Williams are set to become close brothers playing for different countries at the World Cup.

Enaki Williams was selected by Ghana on Monday, while his younger brother Nico Williams was selected by Spain last week.

In the year They repeat the history of the boating brothers who played for different countries in South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014. Jerome Boateng was a centre-back with Germany, while veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng was an attacking midfielder for Ghana.

Boatengs, who played against each other in both tournaments, were born to a Ghanaian father and raised in Germany by different mothers. The Williams brothers were born in Spain to Ghanaian parents who made the long journey to Europe in search of a better life.

To get to Spain, they had to walk barefoot across the Sahara desert in the back of an overcrowded truck, Enaki Williams said. His mother was already pregnant when the couple were arrested trying to enter Spain. Finally, they received political asylum after receiving advice from a charity worker who told them they had fled the Liberian civil war.

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