Football is the most popular game in the World. We get to enjoy tournaments like the AFCON, EURO, and World Cup every time they come around. Players fight sweat and blood for their nations in a bid to take home the glory. However, it becomes weird when you watch two brothers fighting for different countries. Today, let us take a closer look at brothers who played for different national teams.
5. Christian and Max Vieri
Christian Vieri- Italy,
Max Vieri- Australia
Vieri brothers decided to play for different countries. The senior Vieri went for the Azzurri and the junior chose the Socceroos. Both had decent careers with different national teams. However, given the Italian success over the years, Christian had the last laugh.
4. Thiago and Rafinha Alcántara
Thiago Alcantara- Spain (Bayern Munich),
Rafinha (Rafael) Alcantara- Brazil (Barcelona)
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 24, 2015
Alcantara brothers are sons of the legendary Brazil star Mazinho. He also played for Barcelona. The two came through La Masia. Thiago is now shining at Bayern Munich. Rafinha is struggling to get play time at Camp Nou.
The two were born in Catalunya and this explains the reason why Thiago decided to play for Spain. Rafinha, on the other hand, will hear none of it. He is a Brazilian by blood and Samba is his choice.
3.Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng – Germany,
Kevin-Prince Boateng- Ghana
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) June 21, 2014
Boateng brothers are currently in two different worlds when it comes to football. Jerome Boateng is enjoying a great career at Bayern Munich. Kevin-Prince Boateng on the other is struggling. He currently plays for Serie A side Sassuolo. His career is up and down with poor spells with AC Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Tottenham Hotspurs and Portsmouth among others.
In the same manner, Jerome is a regular in the German national team line-up. He was in the team that won 2014 World Cup. Kevin-Prince decided to play for his father nation Ghana. He was suspended due to disciplinary issues in 2014 and has not played again for his country.