Italy national team player Gianluigi Buffon has earned his 1000th cap as goalkeeper, keeping a clean sheet in the game against Albania.
Italy maintained the pressure on joint group leaders Spain in the UEFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Buffon earned his 168th European cap. Thus, breaking the previous record held by Spaniard IkerCasillas and Latvia’s VitalijsAstafjevs.
AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, has moved an inch closer to clinching the number one goalkeeping spot at his national team squad, Italy, following the announcement by Gianuluigi Buffon, Azzurri legend, that 2018 may likely see him retire.
Iker Casillas would always remain one of the greatest goalies in history for both Real Madrid and Spain.
And yet, his best is still on the way as he is currently progressing in an excellent start to the new season which has seen him concede no more than four goals in nine games for Porto.
Sergio Ramos has expressed his surprise at seeing veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas left out of the first squad announced by JulenLopetegui.
Former Spain coach Vincente del Bosque has revealed that he had a difficult relationship with Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas.
He said that the player had a problem with the staff after he has been replaced by David de Gea as the number one keeper. The coach said that the player did not have any problem with the players but only with the staff.
Former Spain coach Vincent del Bosque says he regrets his public fall out with legendary goal keeper Iker Casillas.
Del Bosque claims their row was a mistake but that the two have now made up.
Iker Casillas has been the first choice goal keeper for Spain for every tournament since Euro 2000, playing in 167 games. He has helped the team win the Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 titles. His woes started from that period down and he has been widely criticised for his performance,
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas was arguably the best goalkeeper in the world with the Spanish giants but the high flyer has dropped form so bad in such a quick span that it is now embarrassing.
The Spain international has won every major trophy any player can think of but he has grown old rather too fast.
Iker Casillas has hinted at retirement after reaching a milestone of 166 appearances for the Spanish national team.
Mr. Jorge has laughed off the reported story that while being with a friend of his in Spain, he made the comment that his club should perhaps have not signed Casillas as he is pretty much responsible for how Porto has done in the Portugal League in the current season.
According to the business tycoon, he is hearing the name of his “friend” for the first time. He doesn’t know him and he has been told that the person mentioned is not even alive unfortunately and actually passed away some time back. So, it’s a baseless story that is made to circle around in the media.
In all probability, its Zinedine Zidane who will be replacing Rafael Benitez as the manager of Real Madrid and the thing which is at the top of his to-do list is to bring back the legendary shot stopper Iker Casillas.
However, Casillas is not that much interested in making a move back to Bernabeu.
If the sources are to be believed, Zidane has already had a chat with Casillas and he has let him know that he would be the first choice at the club if he decides to come back, but, there’s not been a positive response from the former Los Blancos skipper.