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

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

The 24-year-old played a crucial part in helping England qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals

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

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

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

Senegal were meeting Colombia for just the second time in all competitions, with the only previous encounter an international friendly in 2014 which ended in a 2-2 draw in Buenos Aires.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews game three on day 11 of the tournament

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...

Everyone knows what happened in 1966, but how about the 1982 finals in Spain?

Which country will win the World Cup?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We look at the frontrunners for this summer’s tournament

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.

The Polish community, worshipping at the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Islington is organising a Street Party [as reported in the Gazette this month] writes Aleksandra Podhorodecka MBE.

Layth Yousif visits the Arsenal Hub to meet an inspiring set of people taking part in wonderful work under the banner of the club.

A stalwart of Islington’s Polish community, Aleksandra Podhorodecka MBE is organising a ‘heritage day’ at the Parish of Our Lady of Czestochowa and St Casimir in Devonia Road. She speaks to the Gazette.

International breaks are rarely welcomed with open arms by fans who miss their Arsenal fix – but for football lovers this week is serving up some tasty ties with 14 players from the club set to be amongst the action. Find out more with Rosie Tudball’s comprehensive round-up.

UFC Fight Night London takes place at The O2 on March 17

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

UFC returns to the capital next year at The O2 Arena on March 17

A nimble-footed Islington teenager has danced his way to a gold medal after a show-stopping performance in eastern Europe.

An experimental England drew 0-0 with World Champions Germany on Friday evening in front of 81,382 fans at Wembley.

Arsenal’s 4-2 win in Belarus against BATE Borisov in Europa League Group H was memorable for lots of reasons, not least because Olivier Giroud hit his 100th goal for the club.

A man who trafficked four people from Poland and made them work six days a week while living on rations has been jailed for 18 months.

England moved closer to automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia at Wembley on Monday evening after they beat Slovakia 2-1 in a team including former Arsenal man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

England’s men started their Rabo EuroHockey Championship campaign with a dominant 6-0 win over Poland.

Participation increases as result of Olympic legacy

Hampstead & Westminster’s Harry Martin included in 18-man party

England 4 India 1

Japan 1 England 0

England 3 Poland 0

Women’s team ready for action in South Africa

England 3 Poland 0

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Rob Holding will be aiming to help England under-21s into the European Championship semi-finals today (Thursday).

Sweden U21 0 England U21 0

Arsenal’s Holding and Chambers in finals squad

Former Islington ABC heavyweight Daniel Dubois made it a winning professional debut against Truro’s Marcus Kelly in Manchester.

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.

Silver lining for coach Veras

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Return to action after surgery leads to podiums

For Gena Turgel, recounting her experience as a Holocaust survivor is the most painful – but necessary – thing to do.

Three paintings, Pietons Apocalypse, A Person I Know and Coil Totem, anchor the exhibition, while her drawings are characterised by continuous lines and amusing depictions of day to day life.

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