Iker Casillas

  • The Beautiful Game: Chile overpower Spain 2-0 in Group B 19-06-2014 10:20 AM

    Chile raced away into the next round, handing Spain the inglorious milestone of becoming the first-ever defending champions to be knocked out of a World Cup after just 2 matches. ...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Consequences' for Spain after exit, says Del Bosque 19-06-2014 09:14 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders' shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect. "Whenever something negative happens in a World Cup or an important competition like this, it...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain's reign not merely on the wane, it's over 19-06-2014 08:44 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: And so it was official. The reign of Spain was not merely on the wane - it was over. But this was no hard luck story. No tale of near misses, or if onlys. It was a 90-minute clubbing of a once-mighty empire. Of red-shirted men who...
  • World Cup 2014: The reign of Spain is over; Netherlands look good 19-06-2014 08:26 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: The king is dead. The World Cup will have a new champion. Just like France in 2002 and Italy in 2010, defending champion Spain are going home with their tail between their legs. Chile's 2-0 win over Spain in the Maracana Stadium brimming with fevered supporters ends...
  • World Cup 2014: Red hot Chile knock out champions Spain in group stage 19-06-2014 02:00 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, were eliminated from World Cup contention on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile. Spain's famed passing game failed against a high-tempo, tenacious Chile team, their era ending in the storied Maracana Stadium filled...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain not looking to change the guard just yet 15-06-2014 11:01 PM

    Curitiba: The Netherlands' crushing win over Spain has precipitated a question that wasn't expected to come up until after the World Cup - when do Spain's veterans give way to their rising crop of talented youngsters? Coach Vicente del Bosque said changes would be made for the must-win match against...
  • World Cup 2014: Age catches up with Spain, Bosque must look to the future 14-06-2014 01:06 PM

    Xavi Hernandez is 34. Iker Casillas is 33. Andres Iniesta is 30. Xabi Alonso is 32. So is David Villa. Even Pepe Reina-the second choice keeper- is 31. Age is catching up with the world champions. Over the last 5 years Spain have dominated opponents with their peculiar brand of...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain defence implodes in heaviest loss since '50 14-06-2014 03:19 AM

    Salvador: Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain's usually rock-solid defense? A backline that helped Spain win its last three major tournaments was totally ripped to shreds in a 5-1...
  • Spain are favourites to win FIFA World Cup, says Iker Casillas 11-06-2014 02:16 PM

    Salvador: Spain captain Iker Casillas believes his side are favourites to win the FIFA World Cup which kicks off on Thursday. Spain have travelled to Brazil as the reigning World Champions, after their success in South Africa four years ago, and also as reigning European Champions. Should they win here,...
  • Factbox: Key Champions League final head-to-heads 22-05-2014 12:28 PM

    Key head-to-heads in Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real players listed first: Iker Casillas v Thibaut Courtois A clash of youth and experience. Courtois, 22, may be a more complete goalkeeper, with his extra height giving him an advantage with crosses, but 33-year-old Casillas has...
  • Casillas back in Real Madrid's goal for Spanish league 03-05-2014 06:41 PM

    Madrid: Iker Casillas will play for Real Madrid in the Spanish league for the first time in more than a year to maintain his form for the upcoming Champions League final. Coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will split the remaining four league games between regular starter Diego Lopez and Casillas,...
  • Iker Casillas backs Madrid goalkeeping rival 05-04-2014 05:04 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has once again given his support to the man who has taken his first team place in league matches this season. Although Casillas is first choice for his club in the King's Cup and Champions League, Diego Lopez has played in goal throughout the...
  • Iker Casillas' future takes spotlight against Galatasaray 26-11-2013 07:53 PM

    Madrid: With Cristiano Ronaldo out, the spotlight will be on Iker Casillas' future as Real Madrid face Galatasaray at home in Wednesday's Champions League football match. Spanish press Tuesday raised doubts on Casillas' future at the club, reports Xinhua. Spanish sports paper Diario AS insists that Casillas will be on...
  • Del Bosque to stay on as Spain coach until 2016 15-11-2013 07:26 PM

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has agreed a two-year contract extension with the world and European champions which ties him until the 2016 European championship in France, the 62-year-old said on Friday. "I can confirm that I have signed with the national team until 2016," Del Bosque told a news...
  • Spain heavyweights upbeat on FIFA World Cup defence 13-11-2013 07:39 PM

    Madrid: Spain have what it takes to defend their title at next year's World Cup in Brazil, four of the team's key players said on Wednesday. Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, centre back Sergio Ramos, midfielder Xabi Alonso and forward David Villa all sounded an upbeat note at the unveiling...
  • Iker Casillas to play for Real Madrid in Copa del Rey 29-10-2013 03:38 PM

    Madrid: Reduced to backup in the Spanish league, Iker Casillas will be Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper in the Copa del Rey in addition to the Champions League. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tells Cadena Cope radio "Casillas, for being such a professional, deserves the Champions League (...) the Champions League and...
  • Iker Casillas could look for Real Madrid exit in January 17-10-2013 10:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas will probably look to leave the club in the January transfer window if the Spain international doesn't get more playing time. Casillas, who has played only one full game this season, never recovered his starting position from Diego Lopez after breaking his left hand...
  • Ill-fated Real Madrid keeper Casillas injured again 18-09-2013 08:50 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas was forced off in the 15th minute of Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Galatasaray after sustaining an apparent rib injury in a collision with team mate Sergio Ramos. Medical staff taped up his ribs after the incident but it quickly...
  • Iker Casillas return opens new debate at Real Madrid 16-09-2013 09:51 PM

    Madrid: Iker Casillas awaits his moment to shine when Real Madrid open their Champions League campaign away to Galatasaray on Tuesday night. The debate over whether Casillas or Diego Lopez should occupy the Madrid goal has threatened to overshadow the start of the season, almost capturing headlines from world record...
  • Iker Casillas, Xavi celebrate milestones in Finland 07-09-2013 04:14 PM

    Madrid: Among the rising stars to shine at the U-20 World Cup in 1999, including Ronaldinho and Diego Forlan, two callow Spaniards would go on to represent their nation's senior side more times than anyone else. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas and playmaker Xavi, who helped Spain win the tournament in Nigeria...
  • Casillas axed for easing Real-Barca tension: Del Bosque 06-09-2013 08:37 PM

    Madrid: Iker Casillas lost his place in Real Madrid's team under Jose Mourinho because he helped calm the waters between the Spanish internationals at his club and at Barcelona, according to national coach Vicente del Bosque. Several matches between the two clubs during the combative Mourinho's stint in Spain were...
  • Vicente del Bosque not concerned by Iker Casillas' benching 21-08-2013 04:50 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says the decision by Carlo Ancelotti to keep Iker Casillas on Real Madrid's bench will not affect the goalkeeper's status on the national team with the World Cup less than a year away. Ancelotti's selection of Diego Lopez ahead of Casillas in the opening...
  • Casillas situation at Real Madrid a worry for Del Bosque 20-08-2013 03:40 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will be watching for Carlo Ancelotti's next Real Madrid starting XI with greater interest than usual after the Italian opened the La Liga campaign with Iker Casillas on the bench. The 32-year-old goalkeeper, long-standing captain for both club and country, saw Diego Lopez surprisingly...
  • Defending champions Brazil face World Cup winners Spain in final 29-06-2013 10:44 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: The Confederations Cup has the final nearly everyone wanted: A long-awaited matchup between world champion Spain and host Brazil. The most dominant team in recent years and the most successful team of all time will meet on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium. It will be the first...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday 27-06-2013 06:55 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Zinedine Zidane named assistant manager at Real Zinedine Zidane is the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos. L'Equipe...
  • I've cried and suffered, says Iker Casillas 27-06-2013 02:50 PM

    Fortaleza: Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas has revealed he was brought to tears by the indifferent attitude of former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. The 32-year-old says he is a new man after making his first competitive appearance since January in Spain's 2-1 defeat of Uruguay in the Confederations...
  • Casillas was fit to play: Del Bosque 17-06-2013 01:11 PM

    Revife: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque refused to be drawn on why he chose goalkeeper Iker Casillas in his starting line-up over Victor Valdez against Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener. Casillas had not played a competitive match since January and many predicted Valdez would be first-choice in goal for...
  • Valdes stays silent on whether he or Casillas will start 15-06-2013 09:35 AM

    Recife: Victor Valdes refuses to say if he or Real Madrid's Iker Casillas will start Spain's game against Uruguay on Sunday but whether the Barcelona keeper plays or not, he is just delighted to be at the Confederations Cup. Valdes is one of seven Barca players out to complete an...
  • 2014 World Cup will end an era for Spain: Casillas 14-06-2013 01:04 PM

    Recife: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas feels the 2014 World Cup in Brazil would represent the end of an era for Spanish football. The 32-year-old, who captained Spain to victory at the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European championships, also revealed that next year's World Cup could...