Iker 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...
  • Iker Casillas still conjuring up miracles for Spain 12-06-2013 03:39 PM

    Madrid: If Vicente del Bosque had any doubts about the form of Spain captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas they were surely dispelled by his performance as a second-half substitute against Ireland in Tuesday's friendly in New York. The Real Madrid stopper came on for Barcelona's Victor Valdes with just over...
  • Jose Mourinho leaves Casillas, Ronaldo out of squad for last game 31-05-2013 10:58 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has left goalkeeper Iker Casillas and forward Cristiano Ronaldo off his squad for his final game with the Spanish club. Mourinho dropped Casillas even with starting goalkeeper Diego Lopez unavailable for health reasons. Mourinho has yet to start Casillas since he returned from a...
  • Casillas won't start while I am at Real Madrid: Mourinho 08-05-2013 01:06 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sent out a clear message to former captain Iker Casillas that he will not be first choice keeper at the club while he is there. Casillas has had to be content with a place on the bench after recovering from the hand injury he...
  • Real Madrid delay Barcelona's title hopes 05-05-2013 08:40 AM

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo headed in two goals to help Real Madrid beat Valladolid 4-3 in the Spanish league on Saturday, but the entertaining win was overshadowed by growing dissatisfaction with coach Jose Mourinho for criticizing the club. Madrid's ninth straight home win in league play denied Barcelona the chance to...
  • Del Bosque backs out-of-favour Real keeper Casillas 17-04-2013 11:04 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has spoken out in support of goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who has been warming the bench at Real Madrid despite recovering from a broken hand. Casillas, the Real and Spain captain and a fixture in both teams for more than a decade, sustained the injury...