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

England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.

Croatia booked a semi-final meeting with England after pnalty shoot-out success against Russia.

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?

The right-back produced another impressive performance for his country at the World Cup and netted in the shoot-out on Tuesday

Jordan Pickford helped England end their penalty shootout hoodoo and reach the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia in Moscow.

It’s coming home, they said. It very nearly wasn’t.

Who doesn’t love a penalty shoot-out?

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.

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.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews game one on day 12 of the tournament

Read our irreverent World Cup blog which will be featuring every day during the tournament. Today we have sports journalist Layth Yousif reviewing the first day of the eagerly-awaited tournament...

The World Cup has kicked-off with Arsenal target Alexsandr Golovin starting the tournament with an impressive performance in the 5-0 rout of hapless Saudi Arabia – with bookies cutting their prices for the player to join Arsenal.

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

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.

All Guns Blazing guest columnist Rosie Tudball raises an issue which has had loyal Arsenal fans fuming ahead of the eagerly-awaited tie with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final.

Arsenal progressed to the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow on a dramatic night in the Russian capital saw them win through 6-3 on aggregate. Ireland’s Dee Conway was one of the 500 loyal fans who travelled to the match. Read her account of the trip.

Arsenal edged into the semi-finals of the Europa League, but only after surviving a major scare as CSKA Moscow threatened a memorable comeback.

Arsenal drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter final second leg in a dramatic night in Russian on Thursday evening. Read Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS as the Gunners won through to their first European semi-final since 2009 6-3 on aggregate.

Arsenal are plotting to reach their first European semi-final since losing out to Manchester United in the last four of the Champions League in 2008-09, after knocking out Villarreal in the quarter-finals.

Arsene Wenger has warned against complacency ahead of his side’s Europa League quarter final second leg against CSKA Moscow in Russia,

The FA have overturned Mohamed Elneny’s three match ban after the Arsenal midfielder was sent off against Southampton at the Emirates on Sunday.

Arsenal Wenger has revealed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be miss at least three games and possibly more, but says there is a chance for the Armenian Player of the Year to return before the end of the season. He also took the time to praise two goal hero Danny Welbeck after clinching three points against Mark Hughes Southampton.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his team can still catch fifth-placed Chelsea ahead of playing Southampton at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal have encouraged supporters to follow advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after they were drawn to play CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.

Children join lap of honour at World Championships

I lived and worked in Sydney for 18 months a long time ago. It was one of the happiest times of my life.

As I was putting together a round-up of how the Arsenal men, and teens, got on during the international break it suddenly struck me. Apart from a few minutes of England v Lithuania snatched during Mothers Day – to keep tabs on The Ox more than anything – I hadn’t actually watched any games.

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