Like father, like son: Zinedine Zidane's son opts to play for France, not Spain

France was given another piece of good news when after the Euro 2016 draw ceremony, it emerged that international football legend Zinedine Zidane's 18-year-old son, Enzo, while holding a dual citizenship, had chosen to represent the French national Under-19 soccer team instead of Spain.

updated: February 25, 2014 19:50 IST
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In good news for French football, soccer star Zinedine Zidane's 18-year-old son, Enzo has chosen to represent the French national Under-19 soccer team instead of Spain following in the footsteps of his father, who became a football icon after winning the World Cup with France in 1998. Enzo currently plays for Spanish club Real Madrid's A team, a place where his father rose to international fame while playing as a midfielder.

Enzo's father, Zidane, however said that he was not worried about which country his son would choose to play for. "The player has decided to wear the blue jersey. He can still change in the future but it's his current wish to play for the French national team," said Zidane Sr's former teammate and French youth team manager, Willy Sagnol.

Enzo, an attacking midfielder who will turn 19 on March 24 this year, will take part at a training session and medical tests next week in Clairefontaine, based on a list of players the French Football Federation showed on its website on Monday. He is more known to the world by his mother's name, as Enzo Fernandez.

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