With Italy down to 10-men and trailing by four goals, Iker Casillas decided to ask the referee to blow the final whistle before the three added minutes were over.
The Spanish captain is one of the most liked figures in football and the conversation he had with the referee goes on to show the level of professionalism he has.
"Ref, ref, ref!" he went, before saying, "Respect for the rival. Respect for Italy. It's already 4-0."
Casillas did not know that the three minutes were over as he made his request, and the referee blew his whistle to end Italy's misery.
The Spanish skipper has been one of the most coveted goalkeepers in football history and has won all major club and international tournaments.
The video below will confirm why people call him 'Saint Iker'.
First Published On : Jul 3, 2012 14:45 IST