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Casillas denies retirement reports

Casillas denies retirement reports

17/05/2019 at 08:21Updated 17/05/2019 at 14:40

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has denied he is to retire from football.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and he had been unsure over his future as he began his recovery.

He was taken to hospital on May 1 during a club training session in Porto.

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ABC.es reported that he will be offered a role in the Porto technical team in order to keep him at the club, and Portuguese press claimed that his retirement was imminent.

However in a statement on Twitter, Casillas wrote: "Greetings everyone. There will be a day that I have to retire. Let me be the one to announce that when the time comes. For now there is calmness. Yesterday I had a review with Dr. Filipe Macedo. Everything is very good. That is the great news I wanted to share with everyone!"

Casillas won the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League, La Liga, and the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and made 885 appearances in club competitions. He also made 167 appearances for the Spanish national side.

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