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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Football

Casillas' unusual celebration pledge!
Reuters
Gniewino, Poland, June 22, 2012
First Published: 23:23 IST(22/6/2012)
Last Updated: 01:04 IST(23/6/2012)
Croatian defender Vedran Corluka (C) vies with Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas (L) during the Euro 2012 football championships match Croatia vs Spain at the Gdansk Arena. AFP Photo/Dimitar Dilkoff

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas marked Spain’s 2010 World Cup triumph by grabbing his television reporter girlfriend during their post-final interview and kissing her passionately in front of millions of viewers.

If Spain retain the title at Euro 2012, fans will hope for a repeat performance but captain Casillas has promised a slightly different celebration — this time veteran Cadena Ser reporter Jose Ramon De la Morena will get a smacker on the lips.

“If I win the European Championship the first thing I will do is seek you out and give you a kiss right on the chops,” a laughing Casillas told De la Morena on Thursday, when asked if he was planning a repeat of 2010 with girlfriend Sara Carbonero. “You’ll have to see if you can catch me,” replied the radio station’s De la Morena.

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