Register Login Live

African Football

Algeria Boss Breaks Silence On Zidane Call-Up Reports

After there were reports suggesting that Djamel Belmadi could call up Zinedine Zidane's son Luca to his Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad, the Algeria boss has now commented on the rumours.

Read: Report: Zidane's Son To Be Called Up By African Champions

It was reported that Luca Zidane would be keen to switch his international allegiance after qualifying via his grandparents.

His father famously played for France and led the European nation to victory at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, while Luca has represented Les Bleus at youth level.

With it being believed that the 22-year-old open to the idea of playing for Algeria, Belmadi was said to have made contact with the goalkeeper.

However, the Algerian Football Association and Africa's 2019 Coach of the Year have both denied those claims.

"The Algerian Football Association and coach Djamel Belmadi categorically deny having had any contact with Jonathan Schmid and Luca Zidane," an AFF statement read, per KingFut.

Click through the gallery below to see some other football-playing sons of famous fathers:

"(SC Freiburg midfielder Jonathan Schmid, who was also reportedly set for an Algeria call-up) spoke to France Football about this and was reported by several media outlets," Belmadi added.

"Maybe he was contacted by someone impersonating me. I have never spoken to this player, either directly or indirectly.

"I refute this news and the same goes for Luca Zidane."

Read: Destined For Greatness? Meet Zidane's Four Sons

Luca is the second-eldest of Zinedine Zidane's four sons, who are all trying to make a living in football, but play in the shadow of their famous father.

Do you think Algeria should call up Luca Zidane? Have your say in the comments section below.

The 10 Richest African Footballers In History

Official: Ronaldo Becomes Football's First Billionaire

The Tragic Story Of Football's First Billion-Dollar Player Tha...

1 comments

Top 5

Gallery: Shocking State Of SA's Iconic Stadiums

26 Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM in PSL

12 Active Footballers Who Have Degrees

5 Feb 19, 2021 08:31 PM in World News

Baxter: Why I Am Back In SA

107 Feb 22, 2021 11:56 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

74 Jan 26, 2021 07:17 PM in World News

Benni Vs Nldovu – The Multi-Million Rand Car Garage Battle

5 Feb 22, 2021 02:26 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Ronaldo Drops R3k Nike Air Force 1 Range

7 Feb 22, 2021 11:40 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Hunt Singles Out 'Fantastic' Chiefs Star

70 Feb 20, 2021 07:58 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Gallery: Shocking State Of SA's Iconic Stadiums

26 Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM in PSL

Baxter: Why I Am Back In SA

107 Feb 22, 2021 11:56 AM in PSL

Source: The Debt Runs Into Millions

4 Feb 23, 2021 10:00 AM in PSL

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Agent Provides Latest On Zwane’s Downs Future

10 Feb 23, 2021 02:57 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Singles Out Ex-Downs Star Ahead Of Simba Clash

16 Feb 23, 2021 01:58 PM in Players Abroad