Casillas announces his candidacy for the presidency of the Federation

first_imgIker Casillas has announced, through his Twitter account, that he will stand for the presidential elections of the Spanish Football Federation to face Luis Rubiales.The goalkeeper, who has not yet made a decision on his retirement after suffering a heart attack last year, Iker Casillas, wrote on his Twitter account: “SI will present myself to the Presidency of the @RFEF when the elections are called. Together we will put our Federation at the height of the best football in the world: that of Spain “.The decision assumes that Casillas, 38, will leave football after 21 years as a professional and 881 games played in clubs plus 167 in the National Team, although at no time does the goal confirm it. Casillas already held a meeting last week with the new Secretary of State for Sport, Irene Lozano, to inform him that he would be present at the elections, regardless of whether they were held before or after the Tokyo Olympics.“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 decision in our candidacy. More than 23,000 voters await us in fair and transparent elections. 139 assembly members will decide. Thank you all for all the love I have received and received. Your support and your strength encourage me. Go for it!”, he explains in his Twitter account.last_img

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