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Casillas named in Porto squad for new season

Iker Casillas, Porto
FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack in a training session on May 1 and spent five days in hospital.

FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack in May, has been registered by the club to play in this season's Portuguese league.

The former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper, 38, was included in the Porto's squad list on the league's official website ahead of their opening league game away to Gil Vicente on Saturday.

Casillas, who captained Spain to their only World Cup triumph in 2010 and played 725 games for Real Madrid before joining Porto in 2015, suffered a heart attack...

Porto to aid Casillas recovery with coaching role

Iker Casillas, Porto
Iker Casillas will work as link between the coaches and directors to the players.

FC Porto announced on Monday that veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas will join the team's staff as he continues his recovery from a heart attack suffered two-and-a-half months ago.

Spain's 2010 World Cup-winning captain has not been given medical clearance yet to resume his playing career and he has not announced his retirement.

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Porto said in a club statement that Casillas, 38, will be part of the Porto staff as he continues recovering from his "health problem"...

Casillas future dependent on medical OK - agent

Iker Casillas joined Porto on a free transfer from Real Madrid in 2015.

Iker Casillas is still awaiting medical clearance before deciding if he will resume his playing career, despite reporting back for preseason training with Porto on Monday.

Casillas, who suffered a heart attack two months ago, posted a photograph on Twitter of himself and teammates at Porto's training ground on Monday with the message: "Back to work. First day."

However, the former Spain and Real Madrid captain did not train as he is still on medical leave.

He cannot practice until he is cleared...

Casillas' wife says she is battling cancer

Iker Casillas leaves a hospital with his wife Sara Carbonero
Iker Casillas leaves hospital with wife Sara Carbonero in Porto.

The wife of Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has said she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, less than three weeks after her husband suffered a heart attack.

Spanish TV presenter Sara Carbonero announced on Instagram that she has undergone surgery to remove a malignant ovarian tumour and will have further treatment in the next coming months.

She wrote: "When we had not yet recovered from a scare, life has surprised us again. This time it has touched me, that damned six letter word that I still...

Porto president in search of goalkeeper amid doubt of Casillas return

Iker Casillas is a doubt to return to Porto next season after suffering a heart attack at the beginning of May.

FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa does not expect Iker Casillas to play again following the goalkeeper's heart attack and is in the market for a replacement.

Casillas spent five days in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training on May 1 and upon being discharged, the 37-year-old did not give an indication as to whether he would like or be able to return to play professionally again.

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"We have an extra problem with Casillas, with...

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas released from hospital after heart attack

Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack at training last week.

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been discharged from hospital, five days after suffering a heart attack, the club announced on Monday afternoon.

The 37-year-old Casillas fell ill during a practice session last Wednesday and underwent a catheterization after being rushed to the hospital.

Casillas said Monday he doesn't know "what the future holds," and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking about himself.

"A few days ago I went through a difficult situation, something...