Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Seven African countries' economies at risk over Brexit decision

Read more

THE DEBATE

Britain votes out: What next?

Read more

#TECH 24

The 'fintech' revolution

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

Read more

#THE 51%

In her own image: Women in Art

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Ugandan city still scarred by Lord's Resistance Army atrocities

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Markets, pound plunge on Brexit vote

Read more

Sports

Enzo Zidane ‘to play for France, not Spain’

© realmadrid.com

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-24

'Zidane is back!' The headline, published in Monday's Le Parisien, refers not to World Cup hero Zinedine Zidane, but to his 18-year-old son, Enzo.

According to the French daily, the Spanish-French national has been called up to join France’s Under-19 training camp.

“The player has decided to wear the blue jersey”, France youth coach Willy Sagnol told Le Parisien. “He may yet change his mind, but at the moment he wants to play for France.”

Enzo Zidane, who is also known as Enzo Fernandez after his mother's maiden name, has long been torn between Spain and France.

He was born in France in 1995 but soon followed his father to Madrid, where he currently plays for Real Madrid’s youth team.

He obtained Spanish citizenship in 2006 and was called up to the Spain Under-15 team in 2009.

A midfielder like his father, Enzo Zidane is also eligible to play for his paternal grandparents’ home country, Algeria.
 

Date created : 2014-02-24

  • QATAR

    Qatar removes Zidane headbutt statue amid outcry

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    French football legend Zidane to attend opening of Grozny stadium

    Read more

COMMENT(S)