Zidane’s son snubs Spain for France

LAST UPDATED: 28 Feb, 2014 @ 16:47
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Zidane’s son snubs Spain for France

THE 18-year-old son of legendary footballer Zinedine Zidane has snubbed Spain and opted to play for France, like his father.

Enzo Alan Zidane Fernandez currently plays for Real Madrid’s second team and holds dual nationality, having moved to Spain as a young boy.

Although he has previously been called up by Spain’s under-15 side, the teenager appears to have chosen France as he has been named in their under-19 squad for a training camp in March.

The good news for Spain is that his three younger brothers, Luca, 15, Theo, 11, and Elyaz, eight, are all rising through the youth teams at Real Madrid too and may prefer to play for the national team here.

Their father achieved legendary status during his Real Madrid career but will be remembered for his two goals in France’s 1998 world cup final 3-0 win over Brazil, and for head-butting Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final, for which he was sent off and France went on to lose on penalties.

 

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