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

While Zinedine Zidane famously opting to represent France over Algeria, one of his sons is reportedly set to be called up for the African champions' next squad.

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Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi is keen to add Luca Zidane, who is currently on loan at LaLiga2 side Racing Santander from Real Madrid, to his squad.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper has represented his birth country France at youth level, and won the U17 European Championship with the European nation.

However, it now seems he is ready to commit his international future to Algeria, and Belmadi has requested that the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) apply for a passport for him, according to Echorouk.

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Luca would be eligible to play for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations champions through his father's heritage, having not presented France at senior level.

Belmadi is understood to be keen to secure the youngster's services as a long-term replacement for ageing duo Rais M'Bolhi and Azzedine Doukha, who are both 33 years old.

Luca is one of four football-playing sons of their famous father, who won the 1998 FIFA World Cup with France, and has represented Santander 29 times in the 2019/20 campaign so far, keeping six clean sheets along the way.

Read: 10 European Stars Who Were Born In Africa

Do you think Luca should choose Algeria over France? Have your say in the comments section below.


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