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Iker Casillas Suffers Heart Attack During Porto Training

Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in hospital after suffering a heart attack at the club’s training center.

“Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during morning practice this Wednesday, at the PortoGaia Sports Formation and Training Centre, in Olival,” Porto said in a statement.

“The work session was promptly interrupted so that assistance could be given to the FC Porto goalkeeper, who is at this moment at the CUP Porto Hospital.

Casillas is fine, stable and with his cardiac problem resolved.”

A heart attack, or acute myocardial infarction, occurs when a part of the heart doesn’t receive enough blood.

Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Real Madrid before joining Porto in 2015.

He won three Champions Leagues with the capital giants and five La Liga titles, as well as two European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja.

The 37-year-old moved to Porto in 2015 where he won the Portuguese title last season.

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