Casillas returns to training after heart attack

first_imgRelatedPosts Spain legend, Casillas, retires at 39 Casillas bids discreet farewell to Porto Casillas drops out of race for Spanish FA presidency Iker Casillas has hinted that he is back training again having suffered a heart attack on May 1 this year.The legendary Spanish goalkeeper was widely expected to hang up his gloves after the huge health scare but at 38, he is determined to keep playing.Porto’s stopper posted an image of his boots on Twitter with the caption: “Six months and three days since you were out of service.”The boots had blades of grass covering them and it appears that Casillas has resumed training with the Portuguese side.Casillas had been working at the PortoGaia Training Centre in preparation for a league encounter with Aves at the beginning of May.He was training in temperatures of around 20 degrees celsius when he collapsed, causing the session to be suspended.There was widespread concern for the former Real Madrid man but fortunately he was released from hospital after five days and has made a strong recovery.  The World Cup winner still feels he has something to offer and if he can reach match fitness, will be challenging Agustin Marchesín for the No 1 shirt.Porto trail Benfica by two points in the title race and are third in Group G of the Europa League.—  Tags: Iker Casillaslast_img read more

Oceania endorses participation at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

first_imgMeeting following the conclusion of the OCA General Assembly the delegates of 17 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Associate Members of Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) unanimously agreed that competiting at the 5th AIMAG is a step in the right direction for the region.French Polynesia (Tahiti) representative Tauhiti Danilo Nena says this is the best thing to happen for his country since they are only associate members of ONOC and unable to participate in the Olympic Games.Their only major regional Games is the Pacific Games.Niue delegate Maru Talagi says coming to Turkmenistan is an eye-opener and definitely they would want to be here in two years time.The delegates from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Marshalls, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu praised ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell and Secretary General Ricardo Blas for making the connections with OCA and the Turkmenistan NOC.The Oceania delegates return home on Friday.last_img read more