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Reports: Barca Wonderkid Chooses Between Europe & Africa

FC Barcelona's teenage sensation Ansu Fati, who has already broken records for the club, has reportedly made a decision as to whether he will represent Spain, Portugal or his African country of birth at international level.

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Having been born in Guinea-Bissau in 2002, but having lived in Spain since he was a young child, Fati qualifies to play for the African nation, La Furia Roja and Portugal, whose colony and rule Guinea-Bissau were once under.

After bursting on to the scene last month for the Catalan giants' first team, it was reported that the Spanish Football Federation were working hard to get him to play for Spain, with even the senior side's manager admitting they are trying to finalise his papers.

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The federation want Fati to play for Spain at the U17 FIFA World Cup next month in Brazil, which would see him miss a month of football for the Blaugrana.

According to El Larguero, Spain youth coach David Gordo has now confirmed that the 16-year-old has chosen to represent La Furia Roja, with his paperwork reportedly due to be submitted on 25 September.

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The youngster admitted last week that he wishes to play for Spain, and it now appears that the process to make that happen is under way.

Do you think it makes sense that Fati has chosen Spain instead of Guinea-Bissau and Portugal? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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