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Saturday October 12 2019
POST MATCH: Spain's Euro 2020 qualification delayed by Norway draw

Spain's qualification for Euro 2020 has been delayed after they slipped to a late 1-1 draw away in Norway.

Robert Moreno's side can still seal their spot in next summer's tournament with a positive result away against Sweden next week.

Bournemouth striker Josh King netted a 93rd minute penalty, after goal keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga fouled Omar Elabdellaoui.

Both sides struggled to create chances in the first half, with King having the only real chance to break the deadlock - with Kepa making an alert save, just after the half hour mark.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Kepa Arrizabalaga - the new talisman for Spain

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga aims to make it the magnificent seven for the Spanish National Side when they take on Romania tomorrow.

La Roja have maximum points on the board with four wins from four played. However, they face a tricky test in Bucharest on Thursday evening when they take on Romania in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifying match. 

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Wednesday June 5 2019
Kepa Arrizabalaga: Real Madrid transfer saga helped me

Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga admits he ‘learned a lot’ from the transfer saga linking him to Real Madrid.

Then at Athletic Bilbao, the goalkeeper was strongly linked with a move to Madrid in January 2018 before committing his future to the Basques - although he move to Stamford Bridge later that year.

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Tuesday September 4 2018
Kepa: €80m Chelsea fee no pressure

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga insists his world record €80m move from Athletic Club Bilbao ‘does not concern’ him.

Linking up with his Spain international teammates for the first time since his August move – which saw him replace Thibaut Courtois – Kepa insisted he has settled in quickly at Stamford Bridge.

“The price has nothing to do with me, it is only because of the market,” Kepa told an interview with Diario AS.

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Thursday August 9 2018
Kepa pens letter to Bilbao fans

Kepa Arrizabalaga has penned a letter to Athletic Bilbao supporters to explain his decision to move to Premier League giants Chelsea.

The goalkeeper joined the Blues in an €80m deal this week and he took to social media to convey his goodbyes to the club and fans.

“Today is the day I leave my Athletic home and it’s a day of mixed feelings to leave a club I joined as a nine-year-old,” he wrote.

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Thursday August 9 2018
Kepa: Chelsea decision ‘important’

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga acknowledges the decision to join Premier League Chelsea was a ‘very important decision’.

The 23-year-old, who has left Athletic Bilbao for Stamford Bridge in a deal worth €80m, told Chelsea’s website there were many things that attracted him to England.

“It’s an accumulation of things and I’m very happy that this club has decided to trust me and accept me,” maintained the Spain international.

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Wednesday August 8 2018
Athletic confirm €80m Kepa sale

Athletic Club Bilbao have confirmed the €80m (£71m) release clause of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been deposited with La Liga.

It is widely-expected the 23-year-old will sign a long-term contract at Chelsea, just six months after signing a new seven-year deal at San Mames, where his release clause was hiked from €20m to €80m.

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Wednesday August 8 2018
Chelsea to pay world record for Kepa

Chelsea have agreed to pay the €80m (£71m) release clause of Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in a world record goalkeeper fee.

The 23-year-old signed a seven-year contract at the San Mames in January following interest from Real Madrid, which hiked his release clause from €20m to €80m.

Diario AS led reports the shot-stopper was due to arrive in Madrid this week before flying to London to confirm his move to the FA Cup winners.

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Sunday June 17 2018
POLL: Should Spain stick with De Gea?

As the dust settles from Spain’s 3-3 draw with Portugal, Football Espana asks whether they should stick or twist with David de Gea at the World Cup.

De Gea made a costly error when he let Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot squirm past him for 1-2 during Friday’s showdown in Sochi, causing growing divisions over the Manchester United goalkeeper.

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Thursday April 19 2018
Kepa 'very happy' at Athletic Club

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has reiterated he is ‘very happy’ at the club after renewing his contract this year.

The Spain international was linked with a move to Real Madrid, whom he starred against on Wednesday, but he appears to have no regrets over his decision to commit to the Basque giants.

“I tried to isolate myself from all the rumours, I renewed with Athletic and I am very happy,” Kepa told Cadena Cope.

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