Former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane has no plans to come out of retirement to help the national side, his agent Alain Migliaccio insisted.
Ther had been reports suggesting that the 32-year-old Real Madrid player was set to return to international duty to help France’s stuttering qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup finals.
“When he (Zidane) makes a decision he sticks to it,” Migliaccio told AFP. “For me it’s a great April’s Fool joke.”
France have drawn four of their opening six qualifiers, including a 1-1 draw against Israel in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
France coach Raymond Domenech stated earlier today that “the door was open” for Zidane.
“No team can overlook players of talent and everyone wants to have Zidane in his team,” said Domenech. “Zizou is still one of the top players in the world and if he said that he was ready to play again I’d welcome him and be delighted to call him into the team.”