Spain's Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Drops Hints About Retirement
Iker Casillas made his 166th appearance for his country as Spain drew 0-0 away to Romania in an international friendly.
- Casillas made his 166th appearance for Spain in a international friendly
- He became the European footballer with most international appearances
- Spain drew 0-0 away to Romania in the friendly on Sunday
Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas has hinted that he might soon draw the curtains on his record-breaking football career. (FC Porto's Gudino Admits Working With Casillas is a Dream Come True)
The 34-year-old former Real Madrid goalkeeper, who now plays for Portuguese side Porto, made his 166th appearance for his country as Spain drew 0-0 away to Romania in a friendly on Sunday, reports Xinhua. (End Of An Era As Casillas Leaves Real Madrid For Porto)
That appearance saw him beat the record of Latvian player Vitalijs Astafjevs to become the European footballer with the most international appearances. But Casillas has hinted that his time defending his country's goal could soon come be at an end.
After the game Casillas decided to hold a brief chat with fans on his Twitter account and answered several questions about his career until one question, "Do you see the moment of your retirement close?"
Casillas responded, "It is getting closer all the time. It's close," which some will take as the biggest sign yet that he will retire from international football at the end of the 2016 Euro Championships.