Cadena Ser: Iker Casillas wants to become RFEF president

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper is planning to stand in the elections

Casillas será candidato a presidir la RFEF
Casillas será candidato a presidir la RFEF | AFP

The show El Larguero on Cadena Ser reported on Tuesday night that Iker Casillas has made the decision to run for president of the Spanish Football Federation (tRFEF). According to the information, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper has communicated his plans to the Spanish Sports Council. 

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Casillas' intentions have been known for a few weeks and Carrusel Deportivo, which is also on Cadena Ser, suggested before Christmas that current RFEF chief Luis Rubiales suspected that the ex-Spain No.1 could run against him in the next elections. 

That possibility now seems a reality and Casillas will be Rubiales' adversary in the next elections, which are expected to be at some point in 2020. The information adds that Casillas has also translated his plans to his teammates who he won the World Cup within South Africa in 2010. Rubiales is up against someone who carries a lot of weight in Spanish football and who will have the support of the Players' Association (AFE). 

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