The KISS of the World Cup

Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

Spain’s World Cup triumph couldn’t be more perfect especially for the skipper, Iker Casillas, who lead Spain to World Cup Glory for the first time in History. Iker proved to be Spain’s savior in the World Cup final as he made some terrific saves and consequently gifted with the man-of-the-match award for his performance.

Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

Casillas was in tears as soon as the final whistle blew which marked the victory for the Spanish. Casillas was very emotional as he gave the post match interview to Spanish TV, with the presenter being none other than his very own girlfriend Sara Carbonero. Casillas could not hold back tears when television presenter Sara, asked him how he felt after winning the World Cup. It took some time for Iker to compose himself but eventually said all what he had to say. He then looked at her with moist eyes even as Sara, who was blamed for the team’s loss in the opening game against Switzerland. Afterwards, Casillas took her by surprise when he grabbed Sara in front of the camera catching live scenes, and kissed her, saying: “No. this is what I want to do.”

Translated Video of Iker Casillas post-match Interview with Sara Carbonero can be seen here:

Sara Carbonero was born on 30 November 1984 in Spain. In 2009, she was signed by Telecinco as a sports journalist. Her first job was to cover the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa as a reporter and then she was appointed as the assistant director of sports of the first edition of Telecinco News. In July 2009, American magazine FHM elected her as the sexiest sports presenter in the world. Sara Carbonero has been recently dating Spanish captain and shot stopper Iker Casillas.

Sara Carbonero

Sara, who works for Spanish channel Tele-5, has been the talking point after European champions Spain stumbled in the first match. Sara was spotted close to the goalkeeper, who was giving her pre-match updates, from right behind the goal. Her sideline antics had drawn a lot of criticism and Sara was accused of distracting the goalkeeper, who fumbled and conceded a goal against the Swiss. Since then Sara, who was once voted as the sexiest television anchor, had maintained a low profile and was hardly seen at team’s practice sessions. Spanish fans found her missing when the World Cup Final was on. And now that Casillas is a hero after bringing off a couple of great saves in the final, he was named the goalkeeper of the World Cup and received the Golden Glove.

Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

As Sara Carbonero has been dating Casillas and considering the fact that she’s a news reporter and sports journalist, her presence in South Africa was guaranteed. But it’s always interesting to see how media makes up a story and presents it, as many get blinded by what they portray. What I’m referring to is the blame that Media put on Sara when Spain lost against the Switzerland as she stood behind the goal post which many believe distracted Iker. But when you actually go through the footages, pictures, replays, when Swiss player (Gelson Fernandes) scored, Sara was nowhere to be seen. You don’t really find any evidence of the distraction highlighted by the media. Atleast I never found out. If you ask me, she was just doing her job and that’s it! Why the hell would she try to distract Iker? Finding unrealistic reasons, giving excuses, pointing fingers and blaming others has always been the story for the Media (Sports).


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