Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia's Political Crackdown

Read more

THE DEBATE

The fall of Carlos Ghosn: Japanese accuse Renault-Nissan boss of tax fraud

Read more

FOCUS

How a toxic pesticide poisoned French Caribbean island of Martinique

Read more

ENCORE!

New show! The best of television this November

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

'Age old cities' exhibition: 'It's part of our history that's been destroyed'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Carlos Ghosn arrest: The fall from grace of a 'workaholic'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

French government calls for interim leadership to replace Ghosn at Renault

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launches presidential campaign

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Social media drives 'yellow vest' protests

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

  • FOOTBALL

    French football legend Zidane to attend opening of Grozny stadium

    Read more

  • QATAR

    Qatar removes Zidane headbutt statue amid outcry

    Read more

COMMENT(S)