2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Nahitan NANDEZ

Age
23
Height
171.0 cm
Date of Birth 28 December 1995
International Caps
17
International Goals
0

Nahitan Nandez established himself in the Uruguay squad at the age of 21, towards the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign. The Punta del Este native’s quick adaptation at such a young age speaks volumes about his strong character, which was one of the reasons Oscar Tabarez handed him his first cap back in September 2015, after he had captained his country at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand earlier that year.

After taking part in the early stages of the Russia 2018 qualifiers, the tireless right-sided midfielder, who enjoys making late runs into the box, then had to wait for nearly a year and a half to be named in a squad again. Nandez’s transfer to Boca Juniors, where he has excelled, triggered an international recall; he played in three of the last four qualifiers, only missing out on the final match through suspension.