Former Real Madrid star Iker Casillas quashes retirement rumours after heart attack

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer
Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas has quashed suggestions of retirement following a heart attack.

The former Real Madrid star suffered a heart attack earlier in May and was rushed to hospital.

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It was suggested the Porto goalkeeper would be forced into retirement, but he posted on Friday that his future was not yet decided.

He said he had received some ‘great news’ that he wanted to share.

Casillas posted: "Retire, there will come a day when I have to retire. Let me announce that news when the moment comes. For now, relax.

“I had an appointment with Dr Filipe Macedo yesterday and everything's going well. Now that is great news I wanted to share."

Portuguese sports paper O Jogo led the rumours that the 37-year-old was set to retire.

On the day of the 2010 World Cup winner’s heart attack, a statement from the club confirmed the keeper had suffered an ‘acute myocardial infarction’ during the morning session at Olival.

He later posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed on his Twitter account, alongside the words: “Everything under control here, a big scare but with strength intact. Thank you very much for the messages and love.”

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