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Casillas makes 1000th appearance in Porto loss

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Lisbon (AFP) – Iconic Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas played the 1000th match of his career on Monday as Portuguese title contenders Porto suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat at Belenenses.

Casillas was making his 108th appearance for Porto, having previously turned out 725 times with boyhood club Real Madrid while earning 167 caps for Spain.

Casillas Or Deigo Lopez?

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Reports have it that Ancelotti has basically conceded that one of Casillas and Lopez has to leave come the end of the season. To be fair to Ancelotti, it is a hard decision for him to make. Casillas has proven himself time and time again as the best goalkeeper in the world. His ability [...]

New Year, New Faces?

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The end of the year always brings with it a feeling of joy and optimism. After all, it's the season of hope and merriment. It's no different for the footballing world either. The teams that are riding on a high will hope to see their form continue, and bear fruit as silverware at the end of the season.

New Year, New Faces?

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Written by Ashwin Raja.
The end of the year always brings with it a feeling of joy and optimism. After all, it's the season of hope and merriment. It's no different for the footballing world either. The teams that are riding on a high will hope to see their form continue, and bear fruit as silverware at the end of the season.

Thursday Kickoff: Egypt won’t fire Bradley; Casillas wants to remain at Real Madrid; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Following a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Ghana, many people in Egypt called for national team head coach Bob Bradley to be fired as soon as possible.

However, the Egyptian FA has decided to keep Bradley on as coach for the second leg at home against Ghana, even though it's looking very likely that Egypt's dream of returning to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 is over.

3 Things Casillas Needs To Improve To Start Playing

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Diego Lopez is the number one supremo (as far as goalkeeping goes) now at Real Madrid. He displaced Casillas from his throne about a year ago. Mourinho signed Lopez as a substitute for Casillas when Casillas broke his wrist. Lopez started to startle people and that got him into the first team permanently.

Spain

Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive minus Casillas

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon admits the prospect of losing his status as Italy's undisputed number one goalkeeper has been brought closer by the arrival of Spain ahead of the sides' 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

At 38 years old, Buffon remains pivotal to an Azzurri side that upset Euro 2016 predictions by reaching the quarter-finals, where only a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout defeat to Germany ended their hopes.

Spain Knocked Out of 2014 World Cup by Chile

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Just two matches into the 2014 World Cup, the reigning world champions Spain have lost the chance to retain their title. After their humiliating 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands, the Spanish national team lost 2-0 in their second group match against Chile. The result confirms Netherlands and Chile as qualified for the next round, while Spain and Australia will be going home after they play each other in their final match of the tournament.

Netherlands Crush Spain 5-1 in Historic Comeback

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Robin van Persie's flying header to equalize
When Spain took a 1-0 lead in this rematch of the 2010 World Cup final, everything seemed in order. The Spanish toyed with possession, looking cool and composed as they stroked the ball around the quaking Dutch players.

Arsenal

Wenger -To win trophies a great goalkeeper is vital

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All Arsenal fans were up in arms when Wenger managed to go through the whole summer with buying one single outfield player, but the fact that the Frenchman secured the signature of Petr Cech very early in the transfer window could have been one of the most important buys of his career. The Czech international [.

Iker Casillas WILL be Arsenal’s first signing – not Cech!

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Casillas V Cech – Why the Spain's undisputed Number One would be an ideal fit for Arsenal by Sleigh I have it on good authority that Iker Casillas will be Arsenal's first signing this summer. With that it got me thinking, who would be the better keeper? I came up with one conclusion.... Whilst Petr [.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Pogba, Cech, Casillas and Sterling

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We are 17 days from our FA Cup final against Aston Villa, which will be the end of Arsenal's season. Our rivals have already started spending their massive summer budgets so it is imperative that the Gunners work hard to improve our squad as well. Here is the latest selection of Arsenal's rumours from the [.

Arsenal rumours – Gundogan, Patino, Podolski and NOT Casillas!

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As the end of the season approaches we are getting more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the press, and today's selection makes for some interesting reading. Most Arsenal fans are expecting Arsene Wenger to bring in a new holding midfielder to compete with Francis Coquelin, and today we are hearing that the Dortmund [.

Casillas wants Arsenal move, but do we want him?

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Recent reports have claimed that Real Madrid are trying to force club legend Iker Casillas to leave this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool keen on his arrival. A Spanish journalist has now claimed that the 33 year-old WANTS to move to Arsenal, but even if the goalkeeper did want to come to the Emirates, do [.

Arsenal bid rejected for Marshall – and interested in Casillas?

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There are always lots of Arsenal rumours linking us with goalkeepers, but this summer we actually need one following the departure of Lukas Fabianski to Swansea. One of the front-runners to move to the Emirates has been Cardiff's David Marshall, and according to the Mail, Arsenal have had an initial bid of just £6m rejected [.

Arsenal may have to copy real Madrid to keep Fabianski!!!

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Arsenal have to get Fabianski to sign some sort of deal! by Ash Time and time again I have spoken about this topic but I really cannot stress the importance of what this issue holds for Arsenal football club. And after Lukasz Fabianski has proven himself once again to be the best deputy keeper in [..

Casillas and Morata to join Cazorla at Arsenal?

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Everybody knows that Spain is producing some amazing players in recent years and Arsenal have not been slow to take advantage of that. Arsene Wenger already has three Spaniards in the first team, with others like Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral in the academy. If recent reports are to be believed, they could soon be [.

Can Arsenal win transfer battle for 2 more Real Madrid stars?

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The January transfer window is almost upon us, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger can work a bit more of his magic and bring in a few quality players to help in the title race. Another striker to compete with the French international Olivier Giroud is probably right at the top of [...

Casillas offered to Arsenal but Wenger MUST say NO

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It may well have been a very different story in the summer, when many of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds were about which keeper the Gunners would sign rather than whether they should sign one at all. Because despite finishing the campaign well, Wojciech Szczesny had not had the best of seasons and [.

Arsenal Rumour Roundup – Sanabria, Casillas, Costa and Suarez

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The transfer window quickly approaches and it looks like Arsene Wenger has already set-up at least one new arrival at Arsenal, as the agent of the Barcelona starlet Toni Sanabria has announced that talks are advancing nicely. His agent Raul Verdu said in the Mail: 'Our contacts with Arsenal are advanced and I expect a [.

Szczesny form and attitude earn DOUBLE money in new Arsenal contract

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After renewing the contracts of German youngster Serge Gnabry and Spanish magician Santi Cazorla, it seems as though Arsenal have renewed the terms of yet another first-team star. According to reports, the Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has signed a bumper new contract with the club which will keep him at the Emirates stadium at least [.

Arsenal Debate – should we go for Casillas in January

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Should Arsenal sign Casillas? by KJ It was well reported in the summer that Arsenal were after a multitude of keepers that would most likely start for us. We were definitely in for the likes of Asmir Begovic and Julio Cesar, apparently. But most won't know that we were according to some reliable sources in [.

Now comes the crunch time for Arsenal’s season…

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Decisive times for Arsenal ahead. by KM Well the international break or bore me later is now over and we can focus on Arsenal, with a Norwich side coming to the Emirates. I was pretty disappointed with our display against WBA. Even though they beat Man Utd away, if you want to be a champion [...]

Could Casillas be next Real Madrid star to join Arsenal?

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Arsenal target looking for a move away! by Ash The transfer window still may be a fair few months away but it doesn't mean that the rumours stop flying out from the media, especially when Arsenal is involved. The Gunners are constantly being linked with players because Wenger always seems to be on the lookout [.

The 3 players Arsenal need to win trophies

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The 3 Great Players Arsenal Need to be Top Again. by PH

Hi all you despondent Gunners. What a disappointing but predictable result on Saturday. Over the summer many names have been put forward as targets for Arsenal, and Arsenal fans have waited for new arrivals to take us back to the top again.

Thoughts+Commentaries

ABCs and 123s (Juventus 2 - Real Madrid 1)

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What a shit performance. At age 35 (turning 36 this year), I am finding it harder and harder to get up at 2:45 or 3:45 am Singapore time (depending on European Daylight Savings time) to watch Champions League matches. And when you get up in the middle of the night, on 2-3 hours sleep to watch a match like that, and then get another 2 hour shut-eye session before heading to work - your day is pretty much fucked up before it even began.

Weekday World Cup Musings - June 16

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Spain 1 - Netherlands 5: The 'Roja' Wedding
It's painful to see Iker like this.
This would be perhaps the most shocking result of the WC thus far. The shock does not come from the fact that the Dutch won, but from how badly they destroyed Spain.

Signs of Life (Galatasaray 1 – Real Madrid 6)

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'Hell Freezes Over': The hugely impressive banner of the Galatasaray Fans sought to spook us. Slightly past the halfway point of the second half though, the stadium known as 'hell' began to empty after the spanking our boys handed to their team.

Signs of Life (Galatasaray 1 – Real Madrid 6)

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'Hell Freezes Over': The hugely impressive banner of the Galatasaray Fans sought to spook us. Slightly past the halfway point of the second half though, the stadium known as 'hell' began to empty after the spanking our boys handed to their team.

Struggling to Make the Puzzle Pieces Fit

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What a disgusting result. What a disgusting performance. . After celebrating the fact that Real Madrid supposedly went off to its best start with 9 points from 3 matches before the international break - Real Madrid finally dropped points last night in El Madrigal. And with that draw, we have now finally allowed eternal rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have now leapfrogged us in the league table with their respective 100% records (I honestly wonder when Barcelona are finally going to let a second half collapse do them in).

Struggling to Make the Puzzle Pieces Fit

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What a disgusting result. What a disgusting performance. . After celebrating the fact that Real Madrid supposedly went off to its best start with 9 points from 3 matches before the international break - Real Madrid finally dropped points last night in El Madrigal. And with that draw, we have now finally allowed eternal rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have now leapfrogged us in the league table with their respective 100% records (I honestly wonder when Barcelona are finally going to let a second half collapse do them in).

Stale Sagas and Tired Tales

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Another match, another 3 points - that's the good part. Another match, another sputtering performance - that's the bad part. Another match, another round of Diego Lopez vs. Iker Casillas rhetoric - that's when it gets worse... Another match, another round of Gareth Bale speculation - that's the worst.

Stale Sagas and Tired Tales

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Another match, another 3 points - that's the good part. Another match, another sputtering performance - that's the bad part. Another match, another round of Diego Lopez vs. Iker Casillas rhetoric - that's when it gets worse... Another match, another round of Gareth Bale speculation - that's the worst.

Arsenal transfer news

Arsenal get some encouragement on Real Madrid stars but must move FAST

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Arsenal's chance of signings from Real Madrid by Stefan In the past few days Arsenal have been linked with a move for several Real Madrid players. The players were Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Iker Casillas. Di Maria seems like the most likely target and everybody knows it. Benzema, Ozil and Casillas [.

Arsenal will NOT be signing either of these 2 keepers!

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Crazy Arsenal transfer rumours by Stefan

The other day I wrote an article about how Arsenal should once again consider buying a new goalkeeper and I suggested we revisit Julio Cesar. I suggested this because of Szczesny's terrible performance against Aston Villa at the weekend. Until then I was content to let him be the number one at the club.

The Rest

Thursday Kickoff: Man United nearing Lukaku deal, Casillas re-signs and more

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A major transfer could be coming soon while two Spanish legends have re-upped with their current clubs.

Manchester United has reportedly agreed to a £75 million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (REPORT)

Iker Casillas has signed a new one-year contract to remain with FC Porto.

Coming to Terms

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. I'm in shock. . But contrary to the logical reason why a Madridista would be in shock, which is over sadness and grief of Iker moving on, my shock is because I do NOT feel that way. I started my weekend watching 'The Minions' with my son and ended it watching Federer duke it out with Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

VIDEO: THAT Costa goal in Spain training over Casillas yesterday.

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Merengue Bites 2014-2015: Preseason Episode 1

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The scent of the 2014-2015 season is in the air: Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez are now onboard for our pursuit of 6 titles this season. The dark cloud of the goalkeeping question also looms over the club with the signing of Keylor Navas seemingly 'in the chamber'.

Football in Sickness (and In Health)

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So my health has finally caught up with me. I started showing symptoms of the flu last Monday and here I am wheezing, sneezing, snorting and sniffing my way through the day. Having caught the flu though, my wife has now kicked me out of the bedroom lest I infect her and the 2 kids. So behold my new mistress: football.