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Injured Casillas confident of early return

Feb 22 2013, 5:20am CST | by

Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Madrid, Feb 22 — Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month. Casillas was expected to be sidelined for around three months after...

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Injured Casillas confident of early return

Feb 22 2013, 5:20am CST | by

Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Madrid, Feb 22 — Real Madrid's Spain international goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, says he expects to be back on the field in a month.

Casillas was expected to be sidelined for around three months after he broke a bone in his left hand in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey quarterfinal away to Valencia in January.

His injury led his club to resign Diego Lopez from Sevilla as cover for what looked as if it was going to be an extended time on the sidelines as the goalkeeper underwent an operation and had his damaged hand put in a cast, Xinhua reports.

Now just a month after his injury Casillas is planning his return to action a month ahead of schedule.

"I am improving all of the time. I didn't have much strength in my hand, but that is returning and I am at the halfway point of the recovery," he announced at a presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

"I have very positive feelings about this: the doctor gave me the worst case scenario, which was three months, but the other day they took my cast off and were pleased with what they saw. Now I am carrying out active exercise and giving more mobility to my thumb in order to gain the strength I have lost there," confirmed the goalkeeper, who admitted he had found the first serious injury of his career difficult to deal with.

"You get used to living matches in a different way; I like to be with my companions every day on the trips and in the game: you suffer a lot more when you are on the sidelines and it is a lot different to when you are playing. When I had the operation I feared the worst, but the doctor has said I will be ready in a month," said Casillas.

Much had been made of Casillas' supposedly poor relationship with coach Jose Mourinho in the weeks before the goalkeeper's injury and the fact is that with Casillas unavailable, Mourinho was spared having to make a difficult selection decision, having dropped Casillas in games at the start of the year.

A leaked story about Casillas and Sergio Ramos preseenting club President, Florentino Perez with an ultimatum over Mourinho, which apparently had its roots in Casillas' journalist girlfriend, Sara Carbonero did little to improve the atmosphere and Casillas' injury took him off the scene at the perfect time for the coach.

Now it appears that Mourinho's future at Real Madrid is a question of serious debate and the debate is now whether or not Mourinho will be at the club next season, but who should be his successor.

The story published in the French press that Paris Saint Germain coach, Carlo Ancelotti has a verbal agreement to replace Mourinho has sparked debate over who would be the man preferred to take over at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Rafael Benitez, who is at Chelsea until the end of the season, has never hidden his love of Real Madrid, while a poll in Spanish sports paper, Diario AS say former Barca and Madrid player and current Swansea coach, Michael Laudrup named as fans' favourite.

Other candidates as Tottenham coach Andre Vilas Boas and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp have also been suggested for what could prove to be a very interesting and possibly turbulent period in the club's history.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already grabbed the headlines during this transfer window, signing Chile forward Alexis Sanchez. However, the ex-FC Barcelona star might not be the only big-name new arrival at the Emirates Stadium this summer. A deal reportedly remains alive to sign Real Madrid midfield powerhouse Sami Khedira. That rumour is being sustained by Khedira's preference to join Arsenal as his next club. It's ...
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Jul 23 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Arsenal have informed Iker Casillas they will sign him this summer if the player is ready to force through his Real Madrid exit and join for free. Metro reports that the Champions League winners are prepared to make the club legend a free agent so he can find a new team, with Spanish outlet El Confidencial saying the Emirates is the player's most likely destination. Football journalist Sergi Doming ...
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As far as exits go, Didier Drogba’s from Chelsea was about as emphatic as it gets. With literally his last kick of the ball in a Chelsea shirt, the Ivorian won the club’s first European Cup, sweeping home his penalty to beat Bayern Munich on their own patch. Not even Zinedine Zidane bowed out with such aplomb. Although, that might not have been Drogba’s farewell to Chelsea after all, with the 36-year-old on the brink of a return to Stamford Bridge, as per Alan Smith of the Guardian. At ...
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Arsenal are close to completing their third signing of the transfer window. It seems Arsene Wenger has identified Colombian David Ospina as the man to add depth to his goalkeeping options. David Hytner of The Guardian suggests a deal for Ospina is imminent: Arsène Wenger has agreed a £3 million deal for Colombia’s World Cup goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice. The Arsenal manager has moved to fill the gap in his squad that was created by Lukasz Fabianski’s B ...
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James Rodriguez's move to Real Madrid seems all but certain at this point, and the arrival of the Colombian superstar puts Los Blancos in a situation very similar to the Golden days of Los Galacticos. According to BeIN Sports, Rodriguez was spotted in Madrid's Barajas Airport on Sunday, fueling speculation regarding a transfer to the point where it's no longer possible to deny the 2014 World Cup star will be playing in the Spanish ...
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Battle! Barcelona’s 2014/15 XI v Real Madrid’s 2014/15 XI: Ranking The Spanish Giants

Jul 20 2014 1:41am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Which of the two sides is stronger going into next season...? SEE ALSO: The best managers in world football We've gone through the possible starting XIs of both Barcelona and Real Madrid next term, and decided which of the Spanish giants is strongest in each position. Interestingly, five Real Madrid players get our vote, five from Barcelona, and there's one position we simply couldn't split! GK)  Real Madrid: Diego Lopez or K ...
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Why Missing out on Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria Would Benefit PSG and Ligue 1

Jul 17 2014 5:20am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Real Madrid’s Angel di Maria is on the verge of concluding, according to the latest reports coming out of Spain, but the likely result of the Argentine joining the French champions will be that Los Blancos acquire Colombian FIFA World Cup star James Rodriguez from AS Monaco. Per El Confidencial’s Jose Felix Diaz (in Spanish) on Wednesday, Di Maria is set to sign for PSG, despite coach Carlo Ancelotti wanting the player to remain in the Spanish capital ...
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The 11 greatest moments of the 2014 World Cup

Jul 14 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: SBNation

Eleven of the most notable moments from the World Cup that's just finished. Come and relive the good times and the bad. 1. "Brazil, an intense dream" Hindsight will insist that Brazil were eventually overwhelmed by their own passion; that they allowed a swelling sense of manifest destiny, tinged with tragedy, to override more prosaic concerns like 'defending' and 'passing t ...
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