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Iker Casillas in stable condition after heart attack

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2016 Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas catches a ball during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CS Maritimo at the Dragao stadium in Porto. – Casillas is stable in hospital after suffering a heart attack in training, his club FC Porto announced on May 1, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Spain 2010 World Cup winning captain, Iker Casillas is reportedly in stable condition after after suffering a heart attack during training with his club, Porto yesterday.

The club said Casillas was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack at their training ground, adding that the 37-year-old is “stable” and remains under observation.

Casillas won three Champions League titles, and La Liga five times, at Real Madrid.

He was also part of the national squad that won two successive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012, and the World Cup in 2010.

A Porto statement read: “Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during Wednesday morning training session held at the PortoGaia training centre in Olival.

“The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto. Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem [is] solved.”

His former club Real Madrid published a statement, sending their former keeper “all the courage of the world”.

“Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Casillas,” the statement read.

“Casillas has taught us throughout his professional career to overcome the most incredible challenges to enhance the glory of our club.

“It has taught us that giving up does not fit into our philosophy of life and has shown us countless times that being stronger the harder the challenge is, the way to achieve victory.”


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