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Porto expecting Iker Casillas to retire after suffering heart attack

Porto expecting Iker Casillas to retire after suffering heart attack
Porto are expecting goalkeeper Iker Casillas to retire from football after he suffered a heart attack in training, according to reports in Spain, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. 
The 37-year-old suffered the medical emergency on Wednesday morning and was rushed to hospital, where he is now in a stable condition. 
Casillas' agent, Carlos Cutropia, told Spanish radio that they have not discussed his future, but Porto are reportedly ready for their No 1 - who has another year left on his contract - to end his playing career.
According to Marca, Porto are focusing on making sure Casillas can live a normal life after such a serious incident, rather than on returning to top level sport.
Despite his deal running until 2020, there is a strong chance that Wednesday's events will bring to a close what has been one of modern football's most stellar careers.
Casillas captained Spain to glory at the 2010 World Cup, conceding just twice in seven matches and keeping a clean sheet in all four knock out games. 
He also won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and was capped 167 times by Spain - a national record. 
At club level, he won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues with Real Madrid, having made his debut for the Spanish giants aged 17. 
Casillas was associated with Real for 25 years, coming through their academy before a stint in the first team lasting between 1999 and 2015. 
He joined Porto after leaving the Bernabeu and was playing at the highest level right up until Wednesday's heart attack - he started both legs of the Champions League quarter final defeat to Liverpool. 
Cutropia admitted radio station COPE on Wednesday evening that he had yet to speak to Casillas about his future in football but described him as a 'fighter' with a competitive streak and said there was no reason why he couldn't resume his career when he felt well enough.
He added: 'At the moment that's not something we're worrying about at all. The most important thing is that he's doing well and smiling.
'Seeing him like that fills me with so much emotion that it almost makes me happier than when Spain won the World Cup. This is the greatest victory of his life.'
Cutropia also revealed that Casillas had no idea he had suffered a heart attack until he got to hospital. 
He said: 'Halfway through Wednesday's session he felt unwell and his chest, mouth and arms were hurting. He felt unwell but he didn't think he had suffered a heart attack. 'He's never had any symptoms and nothing like this has ever happened to him. This has been a shock for everyone.'
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