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Lions Return From International Duty, Iñigo Martinez Could Play Against Real Madrid

The Spain National Team defeated Croatia in thrilling fashion thanks to a 6-0 win in the Nations League, but Iñigo Martinez was not a part of the festivities. The Athletic Club defender, who has just recovered from a calf injury, was unable to train on Monday due to muscle discomfort and was forced to miss Tuesday’s game. On Wednesday he

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Iñigo Martinez, Unai Simón, And Unai Nuñez Called Up To International Duty

The La Liga season may have just started but it is already time for the first international break. After this weekend’s matches take place there will be a pause in the league and some players will be leaving to join their respective National Teams and youth teams. For a club like Athletic this time often allows for the squad to

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Basque National Team Will Play Friendly Against Venezuela On 12 October At Mendizorrotza

With the Basque National Team unable to compete in serious tournaments the team tries to play one friendly every year. Normally the match takes place around Christmas, but last winter a fixture was not scheduled. In response the Basque Federation tried to put together a game against Chile in May which was eventually denied, but they have finally found a

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Athletic Club Legend Julen Guerrero Named Coach Of Spain’s U16 Team

Athletic Club legend Julem Guerrero has always had a passion for youth football. Since retiring in 2006 he has gone on to coach in Lezama and has also spent time as the Technical Director of Malaga’s academy. Most recently the 44-year-old has worked in the media but will now be returning to the field after being announced as the new

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Oihan Sancet And Aitor Paredes Win The Mediterranean Games With Spain’s U18s

Oihan Sancet and Aitor Paredes won’t have much of a summer vacation due to competing in the Mediterranean Games with Spain’s U18 side. The Lezama pair were called up last month and have played major roles in the team this summer. Both started in Spain’s 4-1 win over Algeria in the opening match and Sancet scored in the second round

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Kepa Arrizabalaga Says He Is Ready To Play At The World Cup If Called Upon

Kepa Arrizabalaga is enjoying his first trip to the World Cup and, although he hasn’t played, he is gaining invaluable experience. Due to recent issues with David De Gea there has been a debate among fans calling for the Athletic Club ace to start in Sunday’s match against host country Russia. Kepa recently spoke with Radio Nacional and admitted that everyone wants

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Athletic Club Working To Schedule An August Friendly Against Celtic Or Porto

It may feel like the season just ended, but preseason training is just around the corner. Athletic Club players will report back to Lezama on 9 July, which means they have less than a month of vacation left until the work begins again. As things stand right now, new manager Eduardo Berizzo will have 33 players in his summer sessions

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Kepa Arrizabalaga Has No Regrets About Rejecting Real Madrid To Stay At Athletic Club

Kepa Arrizabalaga endeared himself to Athletic fans in January when he rejected an offer to join Real Madrid in favor of staying at his boyhood club. The transfer saga had dragged on for weeks and the end result couldn’t have been better news for the Lions. Since then the 23-year-old has continued to establish himself as one of the top

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Athletic Club Schedule First Friendly Of The Summer Against MSV Duisburg

The regular season may have only ended just a few weeks ago but Athletic are already getting close to returning from holiday. New manager Eduardo Berizzo will begin preseason training on 9 July, leaving his players with roughly one month of vacation left, and the club has already been at work preparing for summer friendlies. Athletic plan on making an

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