Ansu Fati receives Spanish passport & set to play at U17 World Cup

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Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati has acquired the citizenship of Spain on Friday, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The winger was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved with his family to Spain at the age of 6. He has already refused to play for his homeland and for Portugal – former colonizers for Guinea-Bissau. The 16-year-old’s incredible start to the season with Barca made the RFEF (Spanish FA) accelerate the process of obtaining the citizenship by Fati.

Ansu is now set to travel to Brazil next month for U-17 World Cup with Spain. La Rojita’s manager David Gordo is now able to include Ansu in his 50-man preliminary list for the tournament which is due by Wednesday, September 25.

The 16-year-old’s trip to Brazil means he’ll miss three La Liga games and one Champions League encounter – against SK Slavia Prague on November 5.

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