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Legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas announces he’s running to become president of Spanish Football Federation

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Iker Casillas, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, has announced he is running to become president of Spain’s football federation.

Casillas, who won 167 caps for his country, captaining them to three successive major honours between 2008 and 2012, is to stand against current RFEF chief Luis Rubiales when the election is held later this year.

Should the 38-year-old be elected for the four-year term it would signal the end of his glorious playing career that spans 20 years – the majority spent in Madrid with Los Blancos.

Casillas, however, has not played since suffering a heart attack during a training session with current club Porto last May.

Via a series of tweets, and running with the hashtag #IkerCasillas2020, he announced his intention to take on Rubiales, who has been in charge since May 2018.

“Yes, I will run for the presidency of the @RFEF when the elections are called,” said Casillas. “Together we will put our Federation at the level of the best football in the world.

“I have informed the president of my club, FC Porto, of this decision, to whom I can only express my deepest gratitude.

“We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. More than 23,000 voters are waiting for us in a fair and transparent election. 139 assembly members will decide.

“Thank you all for the love I have received. Your support and your strength encourage me. Go for it!”

After making his debut for Real Madrid in 1999, Casillas went on to make more than 700 appearances before joining Porto in 2015.

As captain, he led Spain to victory in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.

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Breaking: Diego Armando Maradona passed on at 60

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Breaking: Diego Armando Maradona passed on at 60

News reaching fredericknuetei.com indicates that Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest.

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This sad incident is said to have happened on November 25, 2020. Maradona won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina and also played for Barcelona at club level as well as Napoli, who he helped lead to the Serie A title.

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May his soul rest in perfect peace!

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Christian Atsu’s Mother Reportedly Dead

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Christian Atsu’s Mother Reportedly Dead

Ghana winger, Christian Atsu has lost his mother some few hours ago.

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Atsu broke the news out on his Facebook page and wrote;“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure as you left us today #RIPMum 💔😢,” 

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Reports has it that his mother, Madam Afiko was battling an illness for sometime now. Our condolence to him and his family. Please checkout the screenshot below: 

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