Spain, Real Madrid legend Casillas retires

MADRID (AFP) – Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement yesterday, after being sidelined for over a year with a heart problem.

Casillas, 39, also won the European Championship twice with his country in a trophy-laden career which included more than 700 games for Real Madrid.

“Today is one of the most important and most difficult days of my sporting life, the time to say goodbye has arrived,” he said on Twitter.