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Barcelona’s Teenage, Ansu Fati To Feature For Spanish Under 17

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La Liga giants Barcelona’s teenage Ansu Fati is ready to play for the Spanish under 17 national team after securing his Spanish citizenship.

The 16-year-old wonder teen is meanwhile also eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau, where he was born, and can even feature for Portugal through his grandparents.

As soon as Fati completed the minimum eligibility requirement of ten years of residency in Spain, his application for citizenship was processed by the country’s Interior Ministry. The decision, in effect, means that Fati could be included in Spain squad’s for FIFA U-17 World Cup ahead of the deadline next week.

Notably, even if the Barcelona forward plays for Spain at the under-17 level, FIFA rules allow him to change his national team at a senior level.

On Tuesday, when Fati started for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League of 2019/2020 edition against Borussia Dortmund he became the youngest ever to debut in history of the competition for Barcelona.

Although the teenager who unable to see the back of the net as expected by Barcelona supporters which the match ended in a goalless draw.

Recall he already netted two goals in three La Liga matches so far.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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