July 11th, 2010

Iker & Sara: A World Cup Winning Kiss – UPDATED

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More, (much), more to come when we’re (slightly) sober, but for now, congratulations to Spain for winning the World Cup! Let’s all celebrate by watching Iker Casillas snog the crap out of his girlfriend, Sara Carbonero.

Basically, here’s the translation from Iker: he repeats how happy he is about 40,000 times before he thanks his parents, his (hot, younger, French-speaking) brother, and then pauses to shed a tear. After he collects himself he says, ‘and you’, before going in for the kill.

Due to her ability to partially maintain her composure rather than perform a rousing rendition of her ‘BOOYAH BISHES I’M NO BLACK CAT AFTER ALL‘ dance, Kickette HQ is now split on the sauce. Indeed, some of us appreciate and are beginning to think Iker might wife her. The rest of us are still on an anti-carb diet.

UPDATE: Telecinco confirmed that Sara’s response was…wait for it…‘mama mia’.

UPDATE II: In an interview with AS.com, Iker has dedicated his win not only to his family but also to Sara because “she’s been through a lot”.

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  71. proudestkraut says:

    has anyone noticed that the kiss itself isn't even THAT special? to me, it's more the way he pulls her close and the way he looks at her throughout the whole interview. if all men were like that there'd be billions of happy women on this planet.

    congrats to spain on that well-deserved victory and welcome to the G8 of football! greetings from germany.

    • Mona says:

      You're absolutely right! The way he tears up, can't finish his sentence, looks straight at her, puts his arm around her, and then POOF! he runs off. Aye yey yey…..lucky Sara

  72. Ms. Emma Krkic Perez says:

    that's it, im gonna start working on my spanish and become a sports journalist! :P

  73. s says:

    she says MADRE MIA! not mamma… that’s italian

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  75. MrsNesta says:

    Iker you’re so lovely :) :) :) When you cried I was in a right state! And I certainly don’t begrudge you a moment with your girlfriend!

    I’m still not taken with her though, she can still be a sports/football reporter but I don’t think she should be the one to interview her boyfriend, you’re telling me that Telecinco have no other reporters?? Yeah right, think Telecinco enjoy the attention of it all :(

    • Trisha ( Mrs Iker Casillas ) says:

      I totally agree. ;-)

    • OneGirl says:

      That’s a good question. In case you are interested, Telecinco has many other reporters, but there’s no way they’d let Sara NOT work with Casillas, knowing the interest such interviews will raise. You foreigners may not know it, but Telecinco is, by far, the dirtiest TV channel in Spain. They do anything to raise the audience, to the point that Sara is one of the most dignified and professional workers of that channel (yes, despite her relationship with Casillas: Telecinco considers that harassing “paparazzis” who basically insult and stalk famous people are proper, respectable journalists who are doing a social service).

      In fact, knowing Telecinco, I found it tremendously surprising that Sara could afford NOT to sell her private life and NOT to talk about her relationship with Casillas. I was surprised that channel didn’t order her to sell her soul. But of course, she had to keep doing her job. On one hand, that’s exactly the same job she’s been doing for years, and many claim that she shouldn’t stop doing it because she dates Casillas. On the other hand, they could be classy and let her do the job, but send someone else to interview Casillas. However, this is Telecinco. There is NO WAY, no way in Heaven, Earth or the Seven Hells, that they are going to be classy. Maybe for those of you not knowing the channel, Sara looks unprofessional. In fact, giving the channel she works for, I find it amazing that she keeps her calm and as much professionality as possible. It’s like if only her boots were muddy after swimming in a pool of dirt.

      For the vast majority of people in Spain, (who know Telecinco and Sara before she worked with Telecinco), the verdict is she is quite the professional (or trying to), but the channel is using her to raise its audience. Mind you, the way they are using Sara this way is one of the cleanest, most ethical things Telecinco has done to raise the audience. Of course, no need to pity her, since she gets paid for it, and maybe she could get herself another job. But so far she has a contract (and a very good one), and I don’t think that a reporter can refuse to do her job just because she dates one of the interviewees. Mind you, another channel would probably allow her to avoid such awkward circumstances. But really, you’d have to know Telecinco. As a note about how the channel is, many people had it disabled from their TVs, and after the World Cup said “Another good news, is that we can de-activate Telecinco from our TVs again”.

      Still, she could be a better professional by changing jobs. However, I don’t think I would leave a sub-director position of 100.000 euros a year just because I had started dating someone. It’s not the most professional behaviour, right, but I’d be scared to leave such a job or to miss the relationship.

      At least, the criticism due to her lack of professionality is the fairest criticism she has received. At least this blog didn’t blame her for stuff she didn’t do or stuff Iker didn’t do. Yeah, I she could be a better professional by changing jobs and working for nicer people. But I can’t blame her much for it considering how the job market is here right now.

      Anyway: fair criticism.

      • anna says:

        reading this I wonder if I would keep that job…no money is worth selling your soul and that tv station does not sound like anything you would want to have on your cv for reputation as a "good" journalist. She is still very young and one fortune of being of 40 is you made the mistakes and learnt from them (hopefully) ;-) ). So, to me not a good job and I would re-think the whole thing and immediately separate my private and business life without any hessitation.

  76. Mini says:

    Hmm I thought she said padre mio? Anyway, I can't possibly like her. She stole our Iker after all! You girls are better than me.

  77. Molly says:

    I am very proud of Iker so I am not going to come in the way of his celebration (however he choose to do it aka kissing Pasta). Thats all I am going to say….even though it does make me cringe…okay I am leaving this story and not coming back….theres another one with Iker with his shirt off so I am going to go and look at that so that I will be happy again :) !

    • Molly says:

      My attitude has changed today…I hate Pasta! She ruined my life! If he didn’t win the WC she probably would have broken up with him :( ! My poor Iker! Its so sad he doesn’t see her user ways!

  78. Sylvia15 says:

    Omg. Sara Carbonero dont deserve Iker!!! :’( :’( :’(
    haha. ‘been through a lot’


    oh god iker cant marry sara!!!!!

    …..it’s oryt..iker’s brother is hotter than him so bluh!

    • Syrian! says:

      omg lmaooo I agree I still cant like her idk what it is but I so just cant like her,, there is something about her that I dont like and idk what it is xd

  79. freddiegirl says:

    Agree with everything Espanol says. If the Dutch had won I think these two would be in a very different situation. I still don't care for this chica and find it amusing that all so many of you like her now. But…I'm not Iker and if she makes him happy *shrugs* I had always hoped that Iker would find a more 'normal' and unknown girl to hook up with that was sweet-tempered like himself; I think he deserves that.

  80. Liselotte says:

    Well that was quite a lack of protocol from Iker, but I won't deny I liked what he did, they both looked too cute! And how Sara tried to keep her composure rather than letting herself go was just really professional of her. I'm Team Iker&Sara4ever now, definitely.

  81. Olga Beltran says:

    QUE LINDO IKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HERMOSO :)

  82. Elena says:

    @Montse: Bullshit. Spaniard comes from old french "Espaniard" which in turn comes from "Espaigne" (Spain), Hispania in latin

  83. Saniker says:

    reina, villa, xavi and ramos sing to iker and sara in the plane


    • peppy says:

      Thanks for the link! Love the video. Sara and Casillas look so cute together. But you could tell some people were getting annoyed with Reina especially the people trying to sleep.

      • Saniker says:

        yeah… haha, i love reina…i think all the people were enjoying though!!! this just happens once in a lifetime!!

        there are so many funny videos of all the player in the stadium, plane…they are going mad!!they are nice guys!

    • Steph says:

      LOL. Thanks for the link. :) That is just too funny. Especially the song they were singing! haha.

  84. iida says:

    Oh my God my heart just skipped a beat because of the cuteness.

    Well, my heart’s been behaving weirdly anyway since Spain won. Every time I think about the fact that they are now WORLD CHAMPIONS I start grinning like crazy and my heart beats double time.

  85. Lisa says:

    I like Iker, I like Sara and I would pay good money too see them bone each other (maybe join in if I'm lucky) but I think in this instant they should have gotten another person to do the interview. I suspect the producers knew they would get such a reaction out of Iker, especially the emotional state he is in. Men who have just been part of a major sporting championship final are about as emotional as a woman with PMS, probably more. Iker would have french-kissed Queen Sofia at that moment.

  86. Sylvia15 says:

    Omg. I just had an epiphany.

    I have finally realised that Iker will never be mine and i must let him go to that slut of a journalist. ..Because he will never leave her! :'(

    :'( :'(


  87. Trisha ( Mrs Iker Casillas ) says:

    Viva España! Thank God. Almost had a heart attack after that swiss issue. And dancin with Sara, etc. But alas my team prevailed. David Villa, u are the man!

  88. Iker's my man says:

    *CRASH* that’s my heart right there. Did he really have to kiss her? and look so good doing it? Does she too have to look so good? How is this all fair? :( ((((

    VIVA ESPANA!!!!!! I’m so happy they lifted the Cup! They truly deserved this. This is for Raul and Morientes, Hierro and Mendieta…the olden generation that was somehow jinxed. This is for beautiful football. YAY!!!!

  89. Syrian! says:

    OMG Iker’s brother is HOTTTTT.. hahahaha anybody knows how old he is damnnnn hes sooo cute :D does he pplay football too? <3 aww cutiepie

  90. Eebza says:

    she is beautiful and he is hotttt

    how come she interviewed him? cheesy… even by WAG standards

    but very very cute!!! :)

    im i the only one who likes sara and casillas together??

    • liv says:

      No you're not the only one who like them together. Since he started dating her Iker got that special glow about him; she makes him happy! I am waiting for him to make an honest women out of her and put a ring on it!

  91. Beth says:

    That is sooo cute!!! Have more love for her now!!! So happy Spain won, they were my adopted team from the beginning and thought they played well even though there wasn’t as much beautiful football as they may have played in previous competitions!!!

  92. anna says:

    it was cute, yes…looking at two teenagers and with Hollywood eyes. Looking at it as an adult and from a women's prospective no favor to her and the discussion going on. I second the American ladies point of view that Sara should have never gotten involved in this or switched her job (she could report about other things in sport). She just got herself in a no win situation. It might be the love of your life but when it interferes with your business life (what feeds you and keeps you shelter) you need to sit down and figure out a solution that works for both. I wonder if he would have also just let an older Spanish male reporter stand there during an interview with the words I am off.

    • Eebza says:

      good point.

      but if ur doing casillas maybe professionalism isn't really a priority? lol

    • Anne says:

      Any of them could have done anything to celebrate with another reporter(male or not) and nobody would complain. People would think: "They just won the World Cup, are overjoyed etc.." Example: This is how they celebrated the Euro 2008 with the male reporter(and nobody said anything about him being unprofessional): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIp9wuCGh_E&fe…

      • FromSpain says:

        You’re right. the reporter’s name is Juanma Castaño, and he’s a very good friend from some of the players. In fact, they celebrated againg in a similar fashion (with more clothes) and nomody said nothing. Everything comes down to the chanel, Telecinco (comment #9). I keep saying, if Cuatro (another chanel) had had the rights, this wouldn’t have happened


        On another light, I loved the kiss, because they have just won the WC, this for Spain is BIG. Also, to everybody that keeps saying the she should change jobs, maybe you don’t know it, but right now, on Spain, if you have a job (and you are a young woman, and the job is in your chosen field) you don’t get to complain, you just say THANK YOU and hope for better times.

  93. IrishBlue says:

    Go Spain! They were my adopted team for the world cup and I’m thrilled they won! Wasn’t the best match to watch and yes there were a few questionable refereeing decisions made but all in all I think the best team won. So cute to see them all get so emotional, shows it really means everything to them :) Iker you lovely man! What a honey…..

  94. I’m taking solace in the fact that he probably would have kissed ‘anybody’ right then. :)

  95. kel says:

    My favourite football reporter/interviewer in Spain is still Silvia Barba.
    She’s badass

  96. Anonymous says:

    Oh em gee, Iker Casillas is a total sweetheart *_*
    I think he just proved to the world that he’s truly in love with this woman. I can so picture them being happily married together.
    I wish them all the best :-)

  97. elylovesfootball says:

    i was so damn happy yesterday evening, but i felt brokenhearted when i saw The Netherlands guys..
    anyway i think this is the first time that i really liked Sara with Iker, and i think he was so sweet =]

  98. HJ says:

    I knew it! I swear i did! after the game with switzerland when evryone was attacking sara, i was kinda happy but then i was like “no, wait,.this way iker will sympathise with her in an us-against-the-world sort of theme.” i knew it. i’m one of the hating-carbonero-because-pure jealousy kickettes. booya!

  99. S says:

    Is it just me or does the women in Spain have manlier voices than the men?

    • Eebza says:

      I was thinking the EXACT same thing!! hahahahahaa
      but also, casillas doesn’t exactly have the best voice… lol

    • Steph says:

      LOL. OMG. Yeah, hers does sound a bit like that.

  100. happy_girl says:

    awww….he was soo cuuteee…..when I saw him crying…ohh…was….and now I´m so happy that Spain won that I just don´t care about this kiss, but I wish to in her place…and yeah….his brother it´s yummy…his brother is young and yummy

    • illuminator says:


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      he should have not do this

      although he was excitied


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  101. unsw says:

    How cute is that… Conflicts of interest be damned. My heart goes out to them :-D

    My congrats to Spain! The Dutch should have been down to 10 players after that foul by De Jong. I’m a Germany supporter, but I was pressing thumbs for Spain after seeing how the Dutch played. After the ref allowed the Dutch to almost kill the Spanish on field – and to kill the game in the process – they then go up to the ref to complain after the game’s finished? Come on.

    Sorry for the Netherlands, but this team has lost all my respect. Germany didn’t give the Spanish a good enough fight last Wednesday, but I’d rather have them win 3rd place than play like the Dutch and take it all.

    On a side note: The small final always seems to be better than the final itself, doesn’t it? Same thing four years ago: Materazzi and Zidane spoiled the entire thing for me.

  102. hoda says:

    oh god..it was so sweet i never forget it..she is so lucky…i want one of those kisses!!!

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  104. Carla says:

    Though i love Valdes & he is my #1 Iker played very well and should be very proud!!! he rocked the world cup!! he showed hes a sweetheart with the kiss! now for the girlfriend.. not crazy about her… she could have showed a little more emotion at least. Or maybe she should have made him feel like crap like in her last interview when he didnt cover the goal! ugh… not crazy about her gotta say… he needs a sweetheart like him! :)

  105. Anthea says:

    He was really really lovely!
    I could see her get very emotional, but of course she was a bit unbalanced since she was technically working! LOL

  106. Linda (Gooner till I says:

    awww… this is so cute! I'm maybe the only one, but I actually like Sara.

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    Can’t wait for their return to Madrid, hope Pepe will gave us his Show del Camarero! :D D

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    Iker’s brother is…Miam! :D
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  111. Mr. G says:

    Saint Iker Casillas and his holly gloves of stopping power.

    Spain last night played football, Dutchland did´nt.

    Iker and Sara deserved the victory. Love is Triumphant.

    Rule Britannia, Rule Iker, Rule the Western World

  112. Beth says:

    p.s also when they all got emotional at the end of the match it was soo cute, it showed it really meant something!!

  113. Yasmeen says:

    SPAIN!!!! i was so happy when they won and when casillas started crying i started crying VIVA ESPANA!!wow i am proud to be a spaniard :) and ive got to admit i never did like sara ( i am a jealous bitch aren't i? ;) ) but i thought this was really sweet and iker obviously likes her so ja.

  114. Espanol says:

    Firstly, Iker has got to thank his lucky stars that they won! Or else he and Miss Carbonero there would have been in big trouble with Spain!

    At the beginning of the tournament they took many chances. The picture that was taken with Sara on the field whilst Iker and the team was training said a lot of things. Her look was of discomfort. She did not feel comfortable in that situation and one could read her face, so imagine how Iker felt, probably the same.

    From that moment I am sure the team and the coach took the necessary steps to ensure that did not happen again and that Iker focussed on the tournament instead of Sara.

    That is the only reason Spain won this World Cup, which they deserved to win.

    Iker and Sara behaved very unprofessionally in the beginning. Sara should have been the wiser. As a journalist she maintained before that one does not mix business with pleasure so how could she have been willing to risk Spain place in the world cup. For that period they should have maintained a professional relationship.

    I totally agree that if they are to maintain this relationship, they have to evaluate this relationship and Sara will have to be replaced by someone else when it comes to Spain and Real Madrid playing important matches like this.

    They almost *ucked it up…. It was only because it was caught early, management intercepted. And Iker then became focussed, his play was totally different from previous months.

    Iker does not know what he is getting himself into but he will learn hopefully sooner than later. He said that she was going through a bad few days, why? Because they know they almost risked their countries pride.

    • Sylvia15 says:

      Omg. I thought i was the only one who thought this.

      • Espanol says:

        lol. no you are not the only one. This woman creates the drama then makes it seems like its everyone elses problem. and then we should feel sorry for her. She is lucky Spain didnt kick her out. lol. I can see through her.

  115. Jessie says:

    congrats to spain! just hope sergio doesn't cut his hair like he said he would if they won.

  116. Thea says:

    Not sold on her – but I think that they have been a lot this tournament and deserve their triumph. I think she will move on to bigger and better things now – her profile is Sky High

  117. soinlove says:

    omg. this is like something you only see in movies. how perfect! gah!

  118. Ellie says:

    AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Still dont like her but its so nice to see him happy!

  119. suzie says:

    awwwwwww cute I do love Iker when he gets all emotional.

  120. loving fan! Ol&eacut says:

    That waaaas soooo cute….I didn't expect to see Iker so in love with her…but they look really good together, I'm happy happy happy for Spain, they deserve it, and they showed the whole world, that a team doesn't have to win all the games to get into the final and win it. After the Swiss loss everybody was really hard on them, and that was not fair. In the end, they showed the world they deserve to win, and they did! I'm very excited and happy. Iker & Sara, be happy together! I'm glad he did that, he told everybody he truly loves her! Olé Espana! Olé Iker! Olé Sergio!(you played really well, dear one:*)

  121. Jovana says:

    I have to say that I love Iker and I love Sara. They are such a cute couple. Since I am going to be a journalist, I want to be just like her.

  122. Nina says:

    aww. this is so cute. he is adorable! i must admit, they are a cute couple.

  123. caitanya says:

    Watching iker weeping on the pitch was such a touching moment for me. He is such a softie. And i have been neutral regarding sara carbonero; i think what he did was really sweet and all of you know you wish you were her! :-P What a romantic! I am forever in love with him!

  124. Black Rose says:

    oh my, this is the single sweetest, most passionate public moment between a footie player and his WAG since, like, FOREVER.

  125. [...] lost all hope for Iker – but apparently, according to Kickette, he has a “hot, younger, French-speaking” brother! Does anyone know who that [...]

    • loving fan! Ol&eacut says:

      It's Unai Casillas, he's about 18-20 years old (not very sure), and might play for Atletico Madrid next season, I tell you HE IS HOOOOT! There isn't too much information on the Internet about him, but I hope we will hear more! Olé Espana, Campeona del Mundo!

  126. elizabeth says:


  127. TJ says:

    Well I had love for Iker but he seriously blindsided me today!!! Didn’t know he was so emotional and this just seals the deal….love them as a couple!!

  128. sally says:


  129. DebC says:

    Viva Espana!! So happy they won, soooo love this team. So glad to see Nando smile. He wasnt too fit to play and so sad to not see him play like I know he can, but w/ out him the NT wouldn't have been at the World Cup!! I think Iker will marry his girl…she is beautiful, no?

  130. Leina says:

    Am I the only one that did not hear him say “…friends and you” I mean it really doesn’t make a lick of difference but I watched the video a bunch of times and did not hear it, he just mumbles and goes for the kiss. Again, not that it makes any difference, but I’m starting to think I’m deaf.

    • anen says:

      Iker: "I dedicate this to the people that has supported me always, (looks into her eyes) my parents, my brother" (voice starts to crack)

      *both get emotional*

      Sara: "It's okay. We'll talk more on the match"

      Iker: "No"

      Sara: "no?"

      Iker: "I rather kiss you"

      *kisses her & kisses her good bye*

      Iker: "I'm off"

      *sara blushes*

      Sara: "dear me"

      (reports back to J)

      Sara: "…well then…we'll continue later o.k. J"

      • Claire says:

        Thanks! I was wanting to know exactly what she said after the kiss! Lucky B*tch! LOL!

  131. Nicolle says:

    Im officaly more in love with Casillas after the WC final game and now this. Didn’t think that was possible, but I guess I was wrong! He’s just perfect! Talented, good looking, and such a sweet guy!

  132. Deedz says:

    I might not be her biggest fan and want Iker all to myself, but I must admit that that kiss was adorable.


  133. sodakiss says:

    this is the only thing that makes me sad about Spain winning :(

    I love to see Iker soo happy but for him kissing her just breaks my heart :,(

    but that was the cute moment though.

  134. Elina says:

    I don't like that much but he is Sooooo HAPPYYY and that makes me happy.They are cute together and that was very nice of him do that live.He is not scared what others will say. THERE YOU GOOOOOO IKER!!!! :)

  135. nisa says:

    as much as i dislike her, but is very clear he loves her THAT much so yeah congrats spain and congrats sara for winning the heart of the hottest goalkeeper in the world

  136. Steph says:

    Aww. Iker is too cute! :D I just wanted to hug him after the game. lol. But again, she looked annoyed by it. Oh, well. His brother is pretty cute! And he kinda looks like him. :P

  137. [...] soccer blog Kickette reports: Basically, here’s the translation from Iker: he repeats how happy he is about 40,000 times [...]

  138. Johanna says:

    I was waiting to see this because I imagine he couldn't contain himself. Now that I saw the video, I think she was concerned about her professionalism on tv and did not know what to do after the unexpected kiss. Hope she doesn't get fired because it wasn't her fault. Funny video though and they make a great couple!

  139. Catie says:

    When they showed him crying after Iniesta scored, and then after they won, I pretty much melted inside. I always thought he was attractive, but didn't really think much of it until then. Hug!!

  140. Hailtree says:

    I thought she looks pissed after he kissed her and I was quite miffed because if my bf kissed me like that in front of everyone i would've savoured the moment and frenched him right then and there. But then, after knowing how much she went through as a journalist and people hating on her just because she was dating Iker, I now understand.

    Still if that was me, who cares about professionalism. :D He looks adorable after he said "y tu." (did I hear it right?)

  141. Elisabeth says:

    Wait does anyone else think that she looked kinda madish? She also wiped off his kiss and when her hand was moving up it looked like she tried to push him away

    • Catie says:

      She's probably just hoping her bosses aren't in a tizzy about it. Dating a footballer when you're a sideline reporter is sort of journalistically unsound, and then having that cross over into your job… but if my career ever goes the way of sports journalism and he pops up, yeah I'd do the same thing ;)

  142. Elisabeth says:

    Argh. I hate how I kinda sort liked her. But just because she makes him so happy.

    I guess she was trying to remain professional which was a good idea, since that kiss alone will probably make less-respected to her coworkers.

  143. Villa MaraVilla! says:

    So Iker didn’t get to swap his jersey for one with a star on it :( ?


    I SO WANT TO BE HER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Te Amoooooooooooooooooooo

  145. Violets says:

    As a total sidenote, I just got around to watching that YouTube video with Iker’s brother.

    All I can say is hell-oooooo. Maybe I won’t be so sad if Iker and Sara stay together?

  146. Villa MaraVilla! says:

    OMG, so cute. She’s so lucky! I love that he cried.

    Some more great pix of Iker. Check out the one of his shorts :) . And Ramos shirtless. If only I could get one of Villa shirtless!



  147. VP says:

    “And you…” That’s really sweet.

    If that isn’t the luckiest girl in the world, I don’t know who is.

  148. princess93 says:

    cassy is fabulous

    i love eva gonzaliz his ex more than sarah

    casillas is always the best

  149. princess93 says:

    cassy is so cute

    he,s goodlooking and so sweet

    fabulous goalkeeper and always the best

    sarah isn,t really cool

    i love eva gonzaliz his ex more

  150. Maya says:

    That’s too cute! I agree with some posters above, maybe she’s the one. Who knows, after being overcome of joy, he might just propose to her.

    • Tori says:

      I thought exactly the same thing….I even thought for the tiniest fraction of a second that he's gonna propose to her right there when he stopped her mid-sentence…

  151. Eli aka NC says:

    VIVA ESPAÑA and most specially VIVA EL AMOR!!!!! I’m so excited, I can’t sleep!!!

  152. tammyv says:

    That was one of the cutest things ever

  153. Tori says:

    Awwww….when Iker cried after the game, he almost made me cry too. And he’s just so romantic, not caring what anyone thinks but instead just kissing his girlfriend. He’s a sweetheart :)

  154. Zhenya says:

    WOW! Love him! What a lucky woman!

  155. beri says:

    Awww…that is so cute! I really like her for him! Yea…I agree with the staffers who think he might wife her. Aww…too adorable!

  156. zatti says:

    VIVA LA FURIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. rslkdl says:

    Awwww… This video is darling!!! What a sweetie. I love it.

  158. Iris says:

    Being Dutch, I obviously wanted Holland to win. But Spain was better, they deserved it so congratulations to Spain!

  159. Mrs.DiegoForlan says:

    aww this has just become, for me, one of ‘the’ moments of the world cup. iker is so romantic!!! now if only he would propose to her tonight…lol no offense to iker lovers out there :)
    and i can’t wait for sergio ramos and his new haircut!!!!
    congrats spain!

  160. senora ramos says:

    aww, i can’t even hate pasta sauce anymore. sorry to my iker ladies. maybe she’s the one

  161. SoccerDuckie says:

    CONGRATS to Spain!!!! They were the better team, they absolutely deserved the Win. :) Much as the Dutchies, and the Red Fury!, were one of my teams, I was livid when Alonso got that kick on his chest!
    Red beat Orange! ;)

  162. MissAnthrope says:

    I’m loving her surprise reaction. Let’s face it if she kissed him back we would say “oooh she’s rubbing it in our faces”. I’m starting to like her..Sara, do your thang ;)

  163. D0li says:

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR SERGIO RAMOS TO CUT HIS HAIR!!!!! It will be a great look..

  164. Dutch89 says:

    AM soo sad Holland lost, but i couldnt help but fall for Iker a bit when he was crying omg that made my heart melt seriously! as for his girlfriend i dont know how she played it cool she is very professional, i would be grinning like a cheshire cat…they make a cute couple :)

  165. Valgb96 says:

    This is depressing, Netherlands should’ve won tonight! Football can be so cruel, they had played so sooo much better than Spain, and so did Germany, and here comes this, ahh, Its okay to root for any team, I know that.

    But of course, this WC final’s boredom couldnt have come to good outcome.

    • OneGirl says:

      Better than Spain?
      Most of the time the ball was in the Netherlanders part of the field. And the Spaniards got their legs kicked for the whole match. If anyone deserved to win more than the Spaniards, it would be the Germans. At least they played clean and fair, and scored goals in fours. If it's about playing good football, Germans were the best. Spaniards would have lost if they didn't have a goalie stricter than St. Peter at the gates of Heaven.

      He was very depressed after all the crap he got and after all the crap his girlfriend got. Let's see who dares say now that he was distracted or out-of-focus because of her.

      And something I must add: Kudos to kickette for being one of the only publications in English language that didn't publish blatant lies about that interview between Sara and Iker. You know, the one that was mistranslated, with someone inventing the fact that Sara was being disrespectful towards him. It made him look like stupid and her bitchy. I think it says a lot about press nowadays that one of the few correct, non-lying reports about that interview was found in kickette. So, whoever organizes this page, congratulations on your good work. Better than most of the professionals.

    • Violets says:

      The Netherlands are an absolutely amazing team, but I think that Spain deserved their win tonight.

    • karate kid says:

      LOL ! are u serious?

  166. simone says:

    love it when I saw Iker crying it was so awwwwwwwwwwwww. I’m actually starting to like pastasauce.

  167. Violets says:

    Alright, they’re adorable.

    There. I said it.

    VIVA SAN IKER Y ESPANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  168. MEER. says:

    Cute. But the best did not win tonight.

    • OneGirl says:

      The best girl didn’t win? Or the best team? Because if you mean The Netherlands should have won, they should have won the Judo, Kung-Fu and Mortal Kombat tournaments. Problem is, they were supposed to kick a ball, not the other players. This:
      Is Mortal Kombat.

      And about her being a little bit cold, it’s normal that she’s reluctant: she’s trying to be a professional journalist, and has taken a lot of crap for dating Casillas. Apparently, she was approached by Cristiano Ronaldo and other players, but she refused to go out with any of them because she wanted to be respected as a journalist. However, Casillas insisted a lot, and well… She’d be stupid to risk her career to go out with CR, but this is Iker Casillas, he’s well worth the risk.

      With such a match and an ending, Hollywood would make an Oscar-worthy movie, that’s for sure.

      • LaurenK says:

        Holland played rough, but Spain dived, quite a lot. Felicitaciones a España en su primera Copa del Mundo, enhorabuena! Iker you are awesome :)

  169. sara says:

    i hate her , she stole

    iker from me.

  170. Rezia says:

    Ah sooo jealous…I died out of jealousy just a little bit watching that. But they're veryyyy cute together :(

  171. MissAnthrope says:

    Where's the vid with Iker's brother? Can someone please post a link..pretty please :D

  172. AmericanaLove says:

    hottest duo ever.

  173. aps says:

    This is such a contrast from the interview she did with him after the loss to the Swiss and how he couldn't wait to get away and now this one. It's too cute. I'm sure she was a bit embarassed and trying to remain professional but happy as hell.

  174. Maria says:


    I seriously think he might put a ring on her finger in the near future. I'm not a big fan of her, but I don't hate her either (i just get the green-eyed monster sometimes lol). It would be kind of nice to see Iker settled down, happy, and still in love :)

    His happiness is my happiness.

    • Raisa says:

      Agreed! If she makes him happy, that's all that matters!

    • iloveikercasillasfernandez says:

      you are so right !! i love him so0o0o0o0o much you cant imagine i get angry sometimes when i see him with her :P lool i don’t know i feel like he deserves even more but if he’s happy i’m happy! But in my mind i will put him Single :P lool
      I LOVE U IKER CASILLAS FERNANDEZ !! ;***********

  175. leigh says:


    iker casillas (bless him. best keeper i guess and also i think he might wife sara 'cause i know some of the media down there were scouting her out to be their own), HAS A YOUNGER BROTHER UNAI, WHO IS HOTTER THAN IKER. i mean what more could one want if iker becomes a breeder (holy cow can you imagine the children?). it's all about his younger hotter brother i didn't know a thing about till this minute. how old is the younger brother and is he single?

  176. Raisa says:

    aw, I like Carbonero, but I also got the impression she was kinda not wanting that kiss. maybe she is just shy or something… but I think Iker Deserved a more passionate reaction from her, instead of being slighted pushed away. He is so sweet, It's unbelievable! <3

    • aps says:

      I think maybe because she was on t.v. and in the middle of doing her job and trying to remain professional she probably felt kinda uncomfortable.

      • Raisa says:

        you must be right. I guess she was just surprised and didn't really know how to react. she will probably be more loving when away from everyone else :)

        I hope they have a happy future together :D

  177. MissAnthrope says:

    "mama mia"? I bet ;)

    I can't stop watching this vid. I wish I was a fly on the wall. LOL

  178. Inés says:

    lol! soooo lovely and adorable!

  179. Alicia says:

    want to be Sara pastasauce so badlyyyyyyyyyyyyy


  180. TristaJade says:

    I LOVE this! Yay for Spain, and Iker is fabulous and that kiss is fantastical! :D Go him for diving in for the kill! ;)

  181. elnino says:

    The worst part is that I'm begining to like her. Maybe it's how Iker kissed her that made her more likable. Sadness. I keep coming back to this.

  182. PinkLlama says:

    Haha, so funny and cute at the same time! :) I'm so jealous. I want to be that girl! :'(

  183. p4ng says:

    Congratulation to Spain! They deserved it!

    - oh my, how cute Iker was! Lucky Sara ^^

  184. Amber says:

    Awwwwwww, he is so cute. It was kind of a sneak attack on the kiss. She recovered well. Oh yeah, he's probably gonna pop the question within a week. South Africa does produce beautiful diamonds don't they.

  185. says:

    Oh, this is cool ;D

  186. Lady Bluestocking says:

    Very sweet. Sara wasn't being awkward just trying to maintain professional composure, she got shy when he kissed her but you could tell she was beaming with happiness for her man. Unlike most WAGs she is a smart woman who has her own career that she takes very seriously. I am rooting for an Iker/Sara wedding. They make a good match.

    • Kaldy says:

      I agree with you ,, it doesnt matter whether we like her or we dont ,, what matters the most here is Iker's happiness and her happiness

      she looke like a very decent hard working woman for me

      God bless ,, they are making a great couple

    • OneGirl says:

      Thank you for saying that. Poor Carbonero has been working in sports for about four years, and she covered other football events prior to the World Cup. But when she started to date Casillas, many people started to insult her, saying that she was there “because she was Casillas’ girlfriend”, despite of the fact that the girl had avoided going out with footballers precisely to avoid such attacks. So, despite she’s been working as a sports reporter for years, she got insulted and called many nasty things for dating Casillas. But then, when she acts all detached, aseptic and professional, she is called a “cold bitch”. Urgh, I never liked the girl much, but the unfair bashing she’s getting makes me root for her.

      It just was like this: she wants to be a good journalist and be a good professional. So far she isn’t very good, she’s just average, and got good jobs out of her looks (if you get a good job because you’re petty you are more criticised, that’s normal). But she tried to get better, work harder and become really good. So she avoided dating footballers, so she would be taken seriously. I guess there’s a huge difference between rejecting one night stands, and rejecting Iker Casillas asking for a serious relationship.

      So they start going out, and she’s been criticised for everything. Going out with Casillas? Bitch who climbs the ladder through sex (forget about her previous experience as sports reporter and her refusal to go out with other players -including Casillas for a time-). Being objective in the interviews? Translated as being a bitch that scolds casillas (thanks to Kickette for reporting things truthfully). Acting professional? Being a cold unloving girl. Casillas misses a ball, the team loses? It’s not Casillas’ fault, and it’s certainly not the fault of the other ten players who failed to score a goal, it’s her fault. The team wins the World Tournament? Of course, she had nothing to do with it (she had nothing to do with the victory, but she had nothing to do with the defeat either).

      I guess Casillas is well worth it all, and I guess I should dislike the girl for having such good luck (pretty, great boyfriend, great well-paid job), but the way she’s bashed mercilessly makes me root for her. It seems she can do nothing right, she’s either unprofessional or a cold bitch. What I think is that she keeps her emotions private. I think she was just trying to keep her cool. She has received criticism for both being too cool, and for being too unprofessional. The girl can’t win.

      Sorry, I forgot she gets 100.000 a year for her job and dates Casillas. The girl can win ;-) Maybe that’s where the hate comes from.

      • Frankie says:

        As a female sportswriter, I can never take Sara Carbonera seriously. You never, ever date the athletes you are covering. Period. Once you do, any goodwill you earned in a mans profession goes out the window. It's difficult being a woman in that arena, add being attractive and it makes for an uphill battle for respect. If she does date the captain of the Spanish team, she should resign herself from covering the sport, citing a conflict of interest. Just look at how awkward that kiss was. The man she shares a bed with and she has to brush him off and try to maintain some professionalism.

        • OneGirl says:

          A judge has a right to inhibit herself due to conflict of interest, and she will keep the job. A sport journalist who refuses to do hers, will lose the job. So, what were her options? Leave her promising job? Or leave Casillas? I think they have handled the situation with the utmost professionality. I don’t know how the job market works in the UK or USA, but in Spain, you just can’t refuse an assignment that your bosses give to you (again, judges and other public figures have a right to do that and are expected to: sports anchors could lose the job if they refuse to do it). Refusing to cover the World Cup would mean losing her job. The other option was not to date Casillas. I think any of the options would be quite unfair, she’s not a judge or a politician. She just has to talk objectively about sports, and I think she handled the situation as professionally as it was possible considering the circumstances.

          If there’s any reason why she shouldn’t be taken seriously it’s because she’s not a very good reporter. She’s merely correct, full stop. But while she learns the ropes and manages to make a career, I don’t think she should be forced to choose between her job and a man who could be the love of her life. If she was constantly dating sportsmen I’d understand, but this situation was unexpected for her, and she avoided it for a time.

          My point is, she can’t refuse to cover the World Cup (such a refusal might well mean the loss of her job). So, it’s her job or the guy. She has tried to keep both things as best as she could. I guess it’s logical that she gets a bashing, and she’ll have to work even harder to be taken seriously. I guess it’s fair that she’s criticised for that one. But all the other criticisms (she’s too cold, it’s her fault if he misses, she’s bitchy, she’s got her position by dating Casillas) are totally unfair, and in many cases quite brutal.

          I know she isn’t a very good reporter now, but at least she’s trying to keep her job and her private life. Maybe she deserves less respect as a journalist for dating Casillas and she’ll have to work hard to get said respect back. But I would respect her much less as a person if she left her job for dating him. And no, she cannot stop covering Casillas, she does not have a right to do that, it would be a breach of contract and she would get sacked. I don’t see why she should get sacked for dating or stop dating such a man as this one.

          • Frankie says:

            The journalism ethic rules must be different here in the US than in Spain. No way in hell would a respectable news organization allow for their reporter to be so blatanly involved in a conflict of interest. Not only would a female reporter lose respect among her peers, but also the readers and viewers. I speak from experience and if I was ever to go ahead and date and athlete, I would have to cite conflict of interest and stop covering the team. Personally no athlete, no matter how cute he is, is worth my career and reputation. I would also hope I still have a job when all is said and done. Sara and her employers are far more interested in the interest that relationship brings, more viewers that is, than doing fair and balanced reporting. Honestly, if she was a stellar reporter and was at the top of her profession, the public wouldn’t be so hard on her. Obviously there wasn’t much respect there to begin with, hence the bashing of her character and skills as a journalist. I didn’t mean to suggest she not cover the world cup, but she should not have been allowed to cover the Spain games. I’m not bashing her relationship, the heart wants what the heart wants, but she does a huge disservice to women who fight hard to be respected and treated just like their male counterparts. I’m just giving you an American point of view. No harm, no foul. ;-)

            • Rachel says:

              I don't think "journalism ethics" and "conflict of interest" really apply to Spanish broadcasters covering the biggest football match in Spain's history. It's not like they have to be fair and balanced; it's obvious who they want to win.

            • OneGirl says:

              No, your criticism was totally fair, and you are absolutely right. You guessed that the cultural differences here are the ones that matter. The problem here is Sara Carbonero works for Telecinco. The TV channel owned by Berlusconi. It is perfectly logical for you to call her behaviour unprofessional, as it must seem that way if you consider Telecinco an objective channel trying to provide the best information. But Telecinco is just as objective, ethical and professional as its owner. In short, they'd sell their mothers to an Indonesian brothel if that raised the audience. There's no way they would have been fair and allowed Carbonero to avoid covering the Spanish games, because they wanted to cash in on the relationship (we must be reminded that Sara didn't talk about it, and just said "I go to the World Cup to work".

              Your criticism is, again, fair and correct. I only envy countries that have TV channels in which a reporter can do what you say, and is expected to do so. Here, when you see the news, first you have to ask yourself "Whose channel is this?" And depending on who owns the paper or TV channel, you try to mine a nugget of truth from the news, many times comparing them. If you read two different newspapers, it very well seems they are talking about a completely different country.

              I envy your TV channels and the professionality that is expected in them, really. Here the job market is so harsh that, short of anything really wrong or illegal, if you are told to say, clean the full furniture exposition of your company when you are the graphic designer (sigh), you have to do it or you lose the job. So I guess that's why I sympathise with Carbonero here, I've been put in that situation many times before. Almost four million unemployed people here, we stick to our jobs. I envy you for what you're telling me about journalism ethics in your country, really.

              Again your criticism was fair. I guess you're used to far better journalism and far better media. I must only add that in Spain, many people blame the situation on Telecinco, not on Sara. They are using her: for a great salary, but she had the same great salary before dating Casillas, so though people don't pity her much, she doesn't get the blame either. I guess in your country, if the reporter looked blameless and the channel was responsible, the channel would lose respectability. But the key to this is that Telecinco has no respectability whatsoever left, so I guess that's why they don't mind.

              It was a really, really interesting conversation. I am glad you showed me a different point of view about this all. I'd give anything to see that strong sense of ethics here.

              • Frankie says:

                Thanks for sharing your point of view, I appreciate it! I just know that dating an athlete, whose team I cover, would pretty much be professional suicide. We're not even allowed to ask for autographs from athletes when we cover a game. There are signs all over the press room warning that asking for autographs or cheering for a team will get you kicked out of the stadium. So there are definitely different rules here than in Spain. In all honesty, we also have our fair share of ethics problems, so we're not really that much better. I was really intrigued by this situation, only because I know I could never get away with it! ;-) Thanks again for being so open! Felicidades a España!

  187. Giovyy says:

    Aww! that was quite cute, and I think she did behave as professionally as she could after that . Viva ESPAÑA! and did you guys noticed who gave the winning pass? Cescy of course :P PICS OF CESC please !

  188. LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

    I too don't think she wanted the kiss sure maybe for professionalism but this is not only an important moment for the country but for he boyfriend and what seems to be perhaps even more now that he feels like he's on top of the world??? Understanding too that as a woman she has to prove more but come on!!! Or maybe is that he is the cutesy one in the relationship. I've notice the spanish men are so emotional and caring not sure if its just football players or everyone in that country. If they are all like that I think I'm moving to spain. Either way, congrats for him and her for standing her ground and a reporter even if it made her look like she was rejecting him.

  189. HermosaChica says:

    Oh Iker is so adorable! :'D there there darling, I can wipe those beautiful tears of yours hehe

    Lol if I were Sara I'd toss the microphone at the camera and squeal with laughter, how did she not respond to that kiss?!

  190. C16 says:

    OMG! Iker is such a SWEETHEART!!!

    That's all I'm gonna say, I'm not ready to accept her yet but who cares…

    Congrats to España!!!!!! :D

  191. ViscaBarca says:

    I think Iker's gonna put a ring on it!

    Side note: Felicitaciones a Iniesta the man always comes through when the pressure is on!!!

  192. VeNia says:

    awwww how cute??!!i'm actually starting to like Sara Carbonero or maybe it's from the joy…XD

  193. elnino says:

    Ouch. My heart will not resist this.

    Iker must have been drunk with excitement! Cute, even thought it breaks my heart.

  194. Yao says:

    Awwww, so so adorable! Iker is the best and he makes everyone else similarly lovable!

    • Sher says:

      It's true! He seems so crazy about her that it's hard not to like her (even if I don't want to!)

  195. Lucy says:

    awww Iker is sooo sweet! they do a gret couple :)

  196. julia says:

    aaaw. this is just soooo cute. even though i dont wanna think and say it but you cant really argue about this can u? iker is sucha sweetheart. and his tears and smile when iniesta scored the goal was just one of the best moments ever in this wc….

    VAMOS ESPAÑA !!!!!!!!!

  197. Lisa says:

    They look like a couple of horny teenagers. I don't know about wife but after seeing this, I think we can put money on Pastasauce becoming his babymama. As for us accepting her, I think I have done a 180 on Pastasauce. Don't know why, but after a few drinks or ten I might be able to come up with an answer… then again maybe not. Welcome Pastasauce!

    • Emma says:

      me too! I think its bc I've been watching her interviews on tv and I have some respect for her & the way she's behaved during this WC. Staying as professional as possible even tho I'm sure she's been wanting to snog Iker this entire time.

      Yay Pastasauce!

  198. ledot says:

    lol cutiee :D :D:D oh can you pleaseee post pictures of casillas crying of joy??? that was the most 'awwww' scene in this year WC!!

  199. Ana;) says:

    Awww! When he cried I was just like aww even though I was supporting the Netherlands! Damnn iker! And about their relationship: "ohhh I think he likes her!" lol I have to admit they are a cute couple. I can't wait to read the comments of all the anti pastasauce kickettes lol! This should be fun!

  200. G says:

    Totally awkward for her, but who cares? Iker is a sweetheart!!

  201. Ava says:

    That is so cute! :D

  202. spain says:

    its like she didnt want the kiss, how can you NOT WANT THE KISS??

  203. Alessandra says:

    awwww, it looks cuter in picture. she made it look a bit awkward in the video lol.