15-year-old Luca Zidane, the second son of France legend Zinedine Zidane, has been called up to the French u-16 national side
Paris: The French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Monday that Luca Zidane, the second-eldest son of the Real Madrid midfielder and current assistant first-team coach Zinedine Zidane has been called up to join the France Under-16 squad at the end of the month.
The 15-year-old, who plays in goal at Real's youth academy, received his call-up a few weeks after his brother Enzo - who is three years older - received his to the French Under-19 squad.
The call-up came just a few hours after Luca took part in a training session with Real's first team, following last Saturday's away win over Malaga (1-0).
Enzo's call-up to the national team caused quite a media stir in France. The youngster plays in a similar position to his father, which attracted several members of the media to Clairefontaine Castle, on the outskirts of Paris, where the French squad is currently training.
'Zizou' has always praised Luca, who currently plays with Real's Under-16s, for persistently training to improve his game.
Enzo and Luca, as well as 11-year-old Theo and 9-year-old Elyaz, who also play for Real Madrid's youth academy, all qualify to play for France, where their father played his international football, or Spain, their mother's country of birth, and where they live.