Iker Casillas withdraws application to become President of Spanish Football
Captain Iker Casillas, the winner of the World Cup in Spain, removed his bid for the Spanish Football Federation presidency.
The former goalkeeper of Real Madrid said he was reconsidering his candidacy because of the "exceptional social , economic and health situation suffered by our country."
Since the epidemic more than 27,000 Covid-19 people have died in Spain.
"This makes elections take their back seat," said the 39-year-old on Twitter.
Casillas has not yet officially retired but he has not played for current club Porto since April 2019, after he had a heart attack during training.
He was given a role on the club’s coaching staff in July 2019.
Casillas’ withdrawal means incumbent Luis Rubiales is set to be re-elected unopposed in August with a four-year manda