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Casillas to run for presidency of Spanish FA

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Iker Casillas has announced that he will be running alongside Luis Rubiales as a RFEF presidential candidate for the next term.

FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has suggested that he is ready to hang up his playing boots as he is about to proceed for a new chapter in his career.

Recently, in a Twitter post, the 38-year old declared that he will be challenging Luis Rubiales for the presidential role at the Spanish FA. The tweet read:

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

“I have informed the president of Porto of my decision to whom I want to express my deepest gratitude.”

With his presidency, Casillas hopes to mend the broken relationship between the RFEF and La Liga presidents, Rubiales and Javier Tebas.

The World Cup and multiple Champions League winner is certainly no stranger to leadership. Hence, Casillas will get much support from his fans.