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Euro 2016 win would be extraordinary - Casillas

2:07 PM EST 2/29/16
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The Porto goalkeeper believes hosts France are the favourites to win Euro 2016 but has not ruled out fellow heavyweights Italy nor Germany ahead of the tournament start

Iker Casillas is dreaming of lifting a third consecutive European Championship title with Spain, claiming it would be an "extraordinary" achievement.

Spain are the only international side to defend the international tournament since its inception in 1960, having lifted the trophy in 2008 and 2012.

The Porto goalkeeper will contend with Manchester United's David de Gea for the No. 1 jersey at next summer's competition and remains hopeful of his country's chances of success.

"It would be extraordinary to lift a third trophy," he said. "It is difficult but not impossible."

Casillas, 34, believes hosts France are well equipped to end the tournament as victors but remains wary of the talents of other top nations. 

"France I like," he said. "You have to respect ItalyGermany are world champions! Croatia can be a surprise."