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Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas to run for Spanish FA presidency - sources

Steve Nicol believes Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid's top priority this season is winning La Liga.
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Iker Casillas intends to stand for election as president of the Spanish Football Federation, sources have told ESPN.

Reports first surfaced last month that the former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper was considering running against incumbent Luis Rubiales, who was elected to the top job in 2018.

Casillas has not yet retired from playing and is at FC Porto, but has not featured for the club since suffering a heart attack in May 2019.

The 38-year-old held a meeting with Spanish sport's governing body...

Boss 'over celebrates' goal in 9-year-olds' match

The coach of a Spanish junior football team has been warned about his behaviour after celebrating a goal too much and displaying non-sporting conduct in a match between nine-year-olds.

Barcelona-based Sant Andreu, who play in Spain's fourth division, received a complaint from junior level opponents Bufala de Badalona after their coach was filmed racing on to the pitch to celebrate the goal and embrace members of his team.

The video, posted on Bufala's Twitter account, also showed the Sant Andreu...

Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales to stand trial for assault on woman

Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is expected to stand for re-election later this year, having first been elected in 2018.
Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is expected to stand for re-election later this year, having first been elected in 2018.

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales will stand trial in a court in Valencia over an alleged assault on a woman, a court spokesman has told ESPN FC.

The prosecution office has accused Rubiales of inflicting injuries to the architect that was in charge of renovating his house in Valencia on July 19, 2017.

The court has requested Rubiales to post a €21,000 bond, which is the compensation that the prosecutor demands for the plaintiff.

The alleged incident took place near...

Euro 2020 draw: Who are the favourites, who are the no-hopers?

See where Cristiano Ronaldo's strike lands on the top goals from the latest Euro qualifiers.
Shaka Hislop goes international this week and dishes his Euro 2020 power rankings.
How will Real Madrid and their fans react to Gareth Bale's dig at the club after Wales' Euro qualifying victory?

The draw for the 2020 European Championship finals is on Saturday (watch live on ESPNEWS and ESPN3 from noon ET in the U.S.). There are 20 teams who have secured their place in the draw, with another four spots yet to be decided via playoffs.

Here we look at the contenders, outsiders, wild cards and no-hopers for next summer's continent-spanning tournament, which will be broadcast live across ESPN networks from June 12-July 12.

Contenders

Much like in 2000, you could make an argument that world...

Luis Enrique only Spain manager again thanks to my work - Moreno

Luis Enrique branded predecessor Robert Moreno as "disloyal" with his ambitions to remain in charge of Spain.

Robert Moreno hit back at Luis Enrique's criticism by defending his own role as interim Spain manager, saying: "everybody is aware that had I not continued [taken the Spain role], he would not be national team coach [today]."

During his unveiling on Wednesday, Luis Enrique said Moreno's ambition to continue at the helm of the national team through Euro 2020 made him "disloyal". He also said Moreno would no longer be a part of his coaching staff despite the two having worked together since 2008.