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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says the intense rivalry between Uruguay and Brazil will make their encounter at the Emirates Stadium a competitive and full-blooded affair.

Hockey: Great Britain 2 Belgium 1

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sam Ward netted his 49th and 50th international goals as Great Britain defeated world number three Belgium 2-1 in the Toshiba TVs Anniversary International at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

Hockey: Great Britain 2 Belgium 3

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A late goal from Florent van Aubel secured a win for Belgium over Great Britain in the Toshiba TVs Schools International at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

A Second World War veteran, former Islington councillor and dedicated trade unionist from Cally died last night – and cross-party voices today paid tribute to his life and memory.

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a breathless London derby after an 80th minute winner from Marcos Alonso sealed the victory for Maurizio Sarri’s Blues as Unai Emery suffered his second league defeat in two matches.

Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea in a hectic London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

England’s World Cup heroics lead to 368% increase in enquiries

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman believes Thierry Henry has what it takes to become a manager. The much-loved shot-stopping icon legend spoke to the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif at a launch event for the Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid Legends in aid of the club’s charitable foundation. Read on for more.

Arsenal icon Robert Pires wants Thierry Henry to return to the club to work under new head coach Unai Emery. Pires spoke to the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif at a launch event for the Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid Legends in aid of the club’s charitable foundation. Read on for more.

So, England finished fourth at the World Cup finals in Russia.

In one of our final blogs of this year’s World Cup, Lane Dias reviews semi-final one

The 22-year-old thanked the supporters for backing the national team and praised the performance of Gareth Southgate’s side

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest left midfielder of all time?

Tougher half of the draw?

After Tuesday’s dramatic night in Moscow, the Three Lions are getting prepared for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final with Sweden

With the group stage of the World Cup in the books, how much can you remember about the opening round of games?

More World Cup action, more late drama as darkhorses Belgium come from two goals down to snatch an injury-time win over plucky Japan.

Captain Harry Kane says England are facing their World Cup “moment of truth”.

Dele Alli is ready to strut his stuff against Colombia, with the fit-again midfielder warning that England are “not scared of anyone” at this World Cup.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first last-16 tie

Which one of these 13 players is England’s greatest striker of all time?

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lee Power previews the second round of matches

The Spurs midfielder discusses the 1-0 loss to the Red Devils, which saw England finish second in Group G

Adnan Januzaj’s stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 win over England’s second string on Thursday evening and meant Gareth Southgate’s men will face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.

England lost to Belgium on Thursday evening in their final Group G match. Read Layth Yousif’s take in our latest World Cup blog.

The Spurs midfielder will start his first match at a World Cup later this evening

The Spurs forward discussed how proud he was of his team-mates after the 6-1 win over Panama

Harry Kane’s hat-trick inspired England to their biggest ever World Cup win as Gareth Southgate’s men sealed progress to the last 16 with a 6-1 demolition of Panama that puts their rivals on notice.

Read Layth Yousif’s World Cup blog after England’s stunning, sublime – and quite frankly unbelievable – 6-1 victory over Panama which has got the country dreaming...

Belgium and Tunisia have met on three previous occasions in all competitions, with a win apiece and a draw. The encounters have been tight affairs, with victories decided by one-goal margins, but today’s match didn’t follow the same trend.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

The 22-year-old missed training on Thursday, but revealed he is desperate to get playing again as soon as possible

The Tottenham Hotspur defender praised the leadership skills of his club team-mate and discussed the firepower in the England squad

World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst is excited about England’s chances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews match one on day five of the tournament.

How many players do you remember from Sir Bobby Robson’s team which captured the hearts of the nation at Italia 90?

Who will also impress at this summer’s tournament and potentially force themselves into our all-time World Cup XI?

Which country will win the World Cup?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We look at the frontrunners for this summer’s tournament

What will happen at this summer’s tournament in Russia?

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man World Cup squad - but who should make the starting XI against Tunisia?

Win tickets for you and a friend to see England v Nigeria at Wembley.

It’s the Europa League final in Lyon between Atletico Madrid and Marseille. Arsenal fell in the semi-finals to Atleti earlier this month after 14 matches in the tournament stretching back to September. Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif reported from the majority of matches in North London and all across Europe. Read his end of season, tongue-in-cheek, review of the Gunners campaign as he recalls his memorable moments on and off the pitch during Arsene Wenger’s final season.

Kane’s goal on Saturday made it eight already for 2018 and seven against the Gunners, but Pochettino was quizzed about Alderweireld’s absence

The Belgium powerhouse reflected on the north London derby success and revealed his desire to win something with Spurs

New Zealand adventure for Cordingley and Higgins

Phil Taylor is determined to close out his illustrious career with a 17th world title at Alexandra Palace, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Arsenal are set to have sold more tickets for their Europa League dead rubber match against BATE Borisov than Spurs Champions League match at Wembley on Wednesday evening.

Anaconda Swimming Club’s Elena Dewhurst has been picked to represent the London Region at the Flanders Cup in Antwerp, Belgium in January.

Filmmakers in Belgium are hoping to track down a cheeky Islington football fan who embarrassed his girlfriend live on TV after an England match in the 1990 World Cup.

Essence Cuisine, the brainchild of plant-based chef, Matthew Kenney, reads like a yoga retreat brochure; it’s about getting to the “essence of life”

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