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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 August, 2004, 17:35 GMT 18:35 UK
Zidane defers France choice
Zinedine Zidane is considering his international future
Zidane has already won the World Cup and European Championship
Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane has asked for more time as he ponders whether to continue his international career with France.

Zidane had been waiting to learn who would succeed Jacques Santini as France coach and has now met Raymond Domenech.

"I talked with Domenech and I gave him my point of view," said the 32-year-old on his personal website.

"We're going to meet again to sort out my future. But I need time to think - I have not made up my mind yet."

He continued: "I said what I had to say. He explained me what his plans were."

"It may take one week or two."

France begin their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign against Israel in Paris on 4 September and Zidane has promised to inform Domenech of his decision in time to prepare for the match.

Zidane is one of several players in the French team which under-performed at Euro 2004 on the wrong side of 30.

While Marcel Desailly has already made his decision to retire, Zidane and Bixente Lizarazu are still considering their options.

France appoint Domenech
12 Jul 04  |  Internationals

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