Kiev: Though a team triumph, Iker Casillas managed his own personal milestone when Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win the European Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old goalkeeper became the first player to ever record 100 wins for his national team.
Instead of embracing his fiance journalist as he did after Spain's 2010 World Cup victory in South Africa, Casillas celebrated by giving her a peck on each cheek before running back onto the Olympic Stadium's field to celebrate the unprecedented milestone with his teammates.
"These years have been the best of my life," Casillas said. "Now, we have to enjoy this moment that will last a lifetime."
Casillas, making his 137th appearance for Spain, ensured his team stayed in control of the match during a few dips, including just after the 14th minute opener from David Silva. Spain's captain got a hand to a cross destined for Daniele De Rossi in the 17th, before also getting a tip to a cross meant for Mario Balotelli 10 minutes later....more
09:02 AM, Jul 02, 2012