Iker Casillas has become an official brand ambassador of Asian online casino and sports betting operator Fun88 ahead of the fast approaching men’s football World Cup.

In what is lauded as a “milestone” expansion of the group’s sporting roster, Casillias will headline a series of dedicated promotions and activations for Fun88 during the showpiece, which gets underway in Qatar on November 20 and ends on December 18.

Casillas becomes the latest alignment in the sporting arena for Fun88, with associations having previously been undertaken with Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and West Indies cricket star Daren Sammy.

A spokesperson welcomed FUN88’s new flagship ambassador: “We’re delighted to have signed Iker Casillas to our team as FUN88’s World Cup 2022 brand ambassador. 

“Unlike other goalkeepers known principally for their safe pairs of hands, Iker was always a natural entertainer on the field with his cat-like reactions and jaw-dropping shot-stopping regularly getting fans out of their seats. 

“Accordingly, he and Fun88 are committed to achieving our goals in the most engaging and enjoyable way possible. Of course, there’ll also be the chance for our customers to gain exclusive insight and analysis from one of the clear-thinking minds in football – regularly; Iker holds the record for the most clean-sheets in the Champions League and for Spain’s national team.”

Adding: “Iker is a dream fit for the energy and expertise that Fun88 is providing across varied markets, where a proven global reputation can deliver on localised challenges, helping push the envelope of technology and raise the game for the end-user experience and social traction.”

Football legend and World Cup-winning Spanish Captain Casillas plied the most of his trade at Spanish juggernauts Real Madrid, where he enjoyed a glittering career that brought an embarrassment of riches, before bringing the curtain down across the border at FC Porto. 

“I’m excited to be representing Fun88 for this Autumn’s World Cup in Qatar. They have built a brand which directly aligns with my footballing history and sporting passions, underpinned by a desire to fuse fun with fairness and flair across wider sport. It’s a combination that’s vital to winning any game and also entertaining your audience,” Casillas added. 

“As a result, I look forward to bringing some top-class content and activity to Asian markets with my signature style and professionalism, allowing fans to find new and deeper ways in which to engage with and enjoy the sports they love. For me, it was a penalty-kick decision to commit. So, live your dream with Fun88.”