Spain captain, Iker Casillas, has spoken of his ‘beautiful memories’ in South Africa leading up to tonight’s game against Bafana Bafana.
The international friendly at FNB Stadium this evening will see La Roja play in Mzansi for the first time since lifting the World Cup trophy at the same venue in 2010.
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On that day it was Casillas that held aloft the trophy as Spain beat Holland 1-0 in extra time, and the 32-year-old Real Madrid man says that coming back to South Africa will always be a privilege.
Speaking at a press conference before training last night the goalkeeper said, “I have a lot of beautiful memories here, celebrating the win, and any time that I come back here it’ll make me really happy.
“It’s already been three years, and some of the moments I can’t even remember anymore. I’m glad that the game went like it did though, that we had such a great game, and I’m proud to be Spanish.”
Meanwhile, SAFA is still urging fans to buy tickets for the game in order to try and fill the stadium tonight by the time the game starts at 9pm.
By Joe Crann
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