Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts during Euro 2016 qualifing football match between Slovakia and Spain in northern Slovak town of Zilina on October 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAMUEL KUBANI
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Once lauded as a goalkeeper who could do no wrong, Spain captain Iker Casillas' tarnished reputation suffered another blow when his error helped Slovakia claim a shock 2-1 win in Euro 2016 qualifying this week.Casillas, who led Spain to continental titles in 2008 and 2012 with a debut World Cup triumph in between, gifted the Eastern Europeans a 17th-minute lead when he flapped at Juraj Kucka's swerving free kick.The former Real Madrid coach predictably defended Casillas but calls will grow for young pretender David de Gea, who has performed well for Manchester United, to be handed the gloves.Slovakia's victory, which prompted wild celebrations among their players and fans, put them top of the group with a maximum six points from two matches, with Spain, Ukraine and Macedonia all on three in joint second.
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