Spain's Casillas plans training academy for goalkeepers in Dubai

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Famous Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has expressed an interest to open a football academy in Dubai.

This came as he recently visited the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), where he expressed his deep connection with Dubai and how he'd like to use the emirate's "world-class infrastructure" to train young goalkeepers.

Casillas, along with his former colleague in Real Madrid Michel Salgado, met up with Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary-General of DSC; and Ali Omar, Director of the Sports Development Department at DSC.

They discussed sports investment opportunities in Dubai, with Al Rahma assuring the Spanish star of the emirate's business-friendly environment and advanced sporting facilities that includes more than 300 academies in various sports.

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