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Casillas in the dark over Spain fate

Iker Casillas claims he has no idea who Vicente Del Bosque will pick in goal for Spain at Euro 2016.
Casillas has been Spain’s number one since the World Cup in 2002, helping his country to win the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, either side of becoming world champions in South Africa in 2010.
Despite some struggles at club level, the goalkeeper kept his place during a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2014, when the holders lost to the Netherlands and Chile to bow out in the group stage.
But, having left Real Madrid for Porto last year, the 35-year-old’s position is under considerable threat from David de Gea, who has excelled in recent seasons for Manchester United.
And while Spain’s opening match of the tournament against Czech Republic in Toulouse is less than a week away, Casillas remains unsure if he will be between the posts or watching from the sidelines.
“I do not know, that’s the truth,” he told reporters when asked about his selection chances.
“I have no idea. All of us here think and believe that we can play, of course. There are 23 players who are important for their clubs. I think that all who come here to the national team think we can help the coach, but it’s a decision only he can make.
“Despite being older or having played in more European Championship finals, I have no certainty or assurance that I will play in this tournament.
“To me what I like is that, despite being 35, I still have the desire and belief and I’m still competing.”
Casillas acknowledged Del Bosque is under considerable pressure to make the right call as he seeks to make amends for Spain’s poor defence of the World Cup.

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