Football: Porto Casillas goalkeeper suffers heart attack, taken to hospital – club statement



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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain captain Iker Casillas, 37, suffered a heart attack while training with his team in Porto on Wednesday and was taken to hospital, the Portuguese club said in a statement, adding that his life goalkeeper is not in danger. .

"Iker Casillas suffered an acute heart attack during the training session on Wednesday," Porto said in a statement on his official website.

"The session was quickly interrupted so that medical assistance could be provided to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at CUF Porto Hospital." Casillas is well, stable and the heart problem resolved.

Casillas played 167 times for Spain, conquering his country for the first and only World Cup in 2010, as well as for the European Championship of 2008 and 2012.

Born in Mostoles, Madrid, Casillas went through the Real Madrid academy and spent most of his career until joining Porto in July 2015.

He is the second-largest appearance maker of all time, playing 725 matches between 1999 and 2015, winning five league titles and three Champions League crowns with the club. His former teammate Raul made 741 appearances for Real.

(Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Christian Radnedge)

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