The Rise of the Goalkeeper Rotation

José Mourinho shocked the wo​rld when he benched famed Spanish goalkeeper and Real Madrid icon Iker Casillas. His decision to rotate Casillas has had far-reaching implications in the top tiers of club soccer in Europe. Real Madrid has re​portedly landed Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas, beating Bayern Munich to sign one of the breakout stars of the World Cup. Recently...
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Arsenal set to land Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas with five-year contract worth £7m

Reports from Spanish newspaper Sport, claim Arsenal have offered the 33-year-old international a five-year deal worth £1.4m per-year. Though the reports mention nothing of a transfer fee, it is believed Madrid would be willing to do business for around £4m. Casillas still has three-years remaining on his contract, but after falling behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order - his...
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Cristiano Ronaldo to Fly to United States to Play In Ann Arbor and Dallas Games, Says Report

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join up with the team in the United States on Saturday, which means he should be available to play in the matches in Dallas (July 29 against AS Roma) and Ann Arbor (August 2 against Manchester United), according to MLive. His teammates Iker Casillas, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, after arriving from their...
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Arsenal close on Iker Casillas transfer after offering him £100,000-a-week deal

Arsenal are said to be close to signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after ‘making him an offer that he can’t refuse’. Casillas has been heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners in the last few months and reports emerged yesterday that the club had made an offer to sign him. And now Sport newspaper says the deal is close with the 33-year-old being told that he...
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Arsenal submit offer for Casillas

Arsenal have moved to the front of the queue to sign Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas from Real Madrid, according to […]
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Casillas wants free transfer

Iker Casillas is hoping that Real Madrid will let him leave on a free transfer this summer, according to the […]
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Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player

Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal have secured the signature of Colombian goal keeper David Ospina for a paltry fee of £3m, but it seems, the Gunners want to add another goal keeper to their ranks, if the reports from Spain are to be believed.  Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claim that Arsenal have approached...
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Canadian referee Fletcher reveals talks Tony Baffoe handshake snub has made him globally famous

Canadian referee Fletcher and Tony Baffoe after the matchWorld Cup referee Joe Fletcher from Canada says FIFA general coordinator Tony Baffoe’s snubbing his outstretched hand for a handshake has made him famous globally.The 2014 FIFA World Cup was made up of memorable moments that will never be forgotten, by players, supporters and officials.Perhaps one of the most memorable moments...
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Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer 

Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer  - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Iker Casillas is set to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the next season. The Spain international’s current deal with the Champions League winners runs down in 2015 and the goalkeeper has not been offered a new deal by the Los Blancos...
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The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of shame?

The most disappointing players of the World Cup – who makes the list of shame? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The World Cup in Brazil held so many captive with wonderful displays of world class football, but what about the opposite end of the scale? There were also those that disappointed on similarly majestic levels. (Did somebody at the back just say “Brazil in the semi...
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Wenger phone calls to convince Real Madrid superstar to join Arsenal

Wenger phone calls to convince Real Madrid superstar to join Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsene Wenger has tried to convince Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas over phone to join him at Arsenal, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo. The Frenchman has called him yesterday in an attempt to convince him join the Emirates club in the summer. Mundo Deportivo reckons...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten WAGs of the World Cup (Gallery)

Soccer players get all the girls who like physically fit guys who flop around on the ground like a fish on a dock.  They get the women who prefer the little white shorts.  They get the women who prefer guys that try to bend it like Beckham. Some of them get the women who are really pleasant on the eyes. The World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event. Athletes playing in...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free

Arsenal can sign Real Madrid legend for free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal have a mixed emotions in their pursuit of signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The 33-year-old’s contract at Santiago Bernabéu runs down at the end of next season and has not signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club he joined since he was a kid beyond 2015. According to...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Referee Smoothly Plays Off Handshake Snub (Video)

We’ve all been there. You stick out your hand for a handshake. The other guy does not reciprocate. Embarrassment ensues. Unfortunately for Canadian soccer referee Joe Fletcher, that same awkward miscommunication played out for him Wednesday. On live TV. At the biggest sporting event in the world. Fletcher was set to lead Chile and Spain out onto the field ahead of their group...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Smooth reactions from Spain v Chile ref after handshake snub Shaheen the Camel gets one last shot at glory Rivaldo’s Gamble: World Cup Day 7 Predictions…including England v Uruguay Smooth ref clip goes viral It was the stuff of nightmares for Spain against Chile...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Too early for changes, says Casillas

Spain captain Iker Casillas said it is too early to think about changes after the world champions were eliminated from […]
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain’s Embarrassing 2014 World Cup Exit Signals End Of Amazing Era

Spain’s incredible dominance on the international stage ended in embarrassing fashion Wednesday when it was eliminated from contention at the 2014 World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Chile. The Spanish now have lost back-to-back games for the first time since October 2006, a span of 113 matches that included two European Championships (2008, 2012) and a World Cup title (2010). The defending...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli’s men knock out World Champions

Video: Spain 0-2 Chile: Sampaoli’s men knock out World Champions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com A dominant performance from Chile ensured that Jorge Sampaoli’s men would knock out the defending Champions Spain out of the World Cup as the South Amercian outfit beat the La Roja by 2-0 at the Maracana. Eduardo Vargas gave the Chileans a deserved lead just before the midway...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup assistant referee Joe Fletcher had a handshake fail prior to Spain v Chile

Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher is working Spain vs. Chile over in the World Cup today. Prior to the start, an official in a suit shook hands with Iker Casillas and a Chilean player. Joe? Yeah, eventually. [101 Great Goals]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will be brimming with confidence after their dominating victory against Australia in the opening fixture. If Spain loses, the World Champions could be eliminated depending...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup Stock Watch: Buy Argentina, Sell Spain, Hold USA, Portugal

Now that all 32 competing nations at the 2014 FIFA World Cup have played at least one game, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve seen. Literally. Some teams and players have surpassed our expectations. Others have let down their fans (and fantasy owners) in a big way. Many have performed as well as expected. This is our first 2014 World Cup Stock Watch. After each round of...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spain Has a Decision to Make About Iker Casillas

  Following Spain’s 1-5 defeat to a marauding a Netherlands side on Friday, team captain and most-capped player Iker Casillas took responsibility for his team’s terrible start to their title defense. “The first thing I have to do is offer a mea culpa,” Casillas stated after the game. “This is the worst performance of my career. We have to say sorry. Holland were very good...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Casillas accepts blame for Dutch destruction

Iker Casillas has taken responsibility for Spain’s 5-1 FIFA World Cup humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands on Friday. […]
Via Soccer News
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Spanish keeper Casillas admits poor game vs. Dutch

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he had endured a bad night, but was quick to congratulate Netherlands after their 5-1 demolition of the defending champions in Brazil. Spain led through a Xavi Alonso penalty but conceded a spectacular equaliser to Robin van Persie late in the first half and then fell apart in the second as they conceded four more goals.
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Netherlands 5-1 Spain: Orange Tear Apart Reigning World Champions; Match Highlights (VIDEO)

In a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final, the Netherlands crushed Spain 5-1 thanks to inspirational performances from Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie. Spain’s early advantage gained by a controversially called penalty when Diego Costa was fouled in the area was nullified by an incredible Van Persie headed goal right before halftime. The goal by Van Persie immediately changed...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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