Quickest World Cup hattrick ever + other updates from Canada

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton Match day 2 has delivered its verdict in Group C and D. Japan, the holders, are through to the last 16 round...

Arsenal Ladies World Cup statistics

by Sylvain Jamet There were seven Arsenal players involved in the FIFA WWC 2015. Spain were eliminated at group Stage level while England are through to...

Arsenal keeper ‘devastated’

by Lee Hurley Arsenal's Siobhan Chamberlain has revealed that she is 'devastated' after England were knocked out of the World Cup semi-final due to an injury...

England lose final World Cup warm-up game to hosts

by Sylvain Jamet England Women lost their final FIFA WWC 2015 warm-up game to host nation Canada in a tight 1-0 defeat. It was always going...

England seeded in weakest pot

England Women's u17s will likely be handed a tough draw on Monday the 30th, they are seeded in the fourth pot i.e. the weakest teams.

Four Arsenal stars feature for countries while others watch from bench

Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil both got minutes for their respective countries on Tuesday evening, while Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs were unused substitutes.

Alexis Sanchez speaks up ahead of Uruguay clash

Alexis Sanchez
There's been a lot of media attention on Alexis Sanchez recently.

Walcott and Szczesny benched before Theo out-Theos himself

Wojciech Szczesny watched on from the bench as Poland drew while Theo Walcott was a second half substitute, brought on by Big Sam in his first match as England manager.

What England need to do to make last 16 of World...

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada England will play Colombia while France will play Mexico in the final group F games. The top two teams from each...

Wenger meets with Nigeria coach to discuss Iwobi

Alex Iwobi of interest to Genort Rohr
Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with Genort Rohr of Nigeria to discuss their use of Alex Iwobi in their game against Algeria on 12 November.

World Cup Group E and F round up

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton, Canada We have made it to the final games of Matchday 1. Top seeded teams France and Brazil won their first...

Coach reveals meeting with Wenger over forward's future

Nigeria national team coach, Gernot Rohr, claims that although he wasn't exactly surprised by Alex Iwobi's superb rainbow flick against Algeria, it wasn't expecting it either.

How many Arsenal players would make Team GB?

We all know that there is no women's football Team GB at the Rio Olympics because of politics and the respective home nation's country FA's being managed by people living a bit in the past, but how would it have looked if there ad been?

England win - World Cup Group E and F round-up

By Sylvain Jamet in Moncton Brazil are the second team to go through to the last 16 while Colombia upset tournament favourites France with an...

24-year-old Arsenal man handed captain's armband

Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland for the first time during his country's 2-1 win over Andorra on Monday night.

Three England players selected in the FIFA all stars team

Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley alongside defenders Stephanie Houghton and Lucy Bronze were selected among the 23 strong FIFA all star squad. It does not come as...

Quick watch: Iwobi scores with a volley for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi has scored his first international goal as he gave Nigeria the lead against Zambia.

England u17 women to play four nations tournament in USA

The England u17 squad that are currently in a training camp at St George's park are set to play an international tournament next month...

Arsenal stars show support for Women’s World Cup

by Nia Griffiths Germany went through to the semi-finals of the World Cup and our Arsenal players were quick to show their support. In what turned...

Overjoyed! Arsenal man reacts to scoring first international goal

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal netted his first international goal as Spain beat Macedonia 4-0 and he was clearly delighted with the whole thing.

Look: Arsenal forward pictured in new kit

Alex Iwobi is looking forward to wearing Nigeria's new kit against Algeria at the weekend.

Which Arsenal player made the England squad to face Scotland and...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been called up for England's World Cup 2018 Qualifier against Scotland and their friendly against France.

Koscielny plays full 90 as France breeze past Bulgaria

Laurent Koscielny played the full match for France as they beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their World Cup qualifying game.

England u17 handed a difficult World Cup draw

The England Women's u17 team will have a difficult task to get out of their group in the forthcoming World Cup to be played in Jordan.

Arsenal man finally gets Spain call up

Nacho Monreal has been drafted in by Spain after Jordi Alba had to withdraw from the squad with injury after their 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.

Iwobi to get Nigeria call-up for World Cup qualifier

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi is set to get a call up to the senior Nigerian national side for their game against Zambia on 9th October.

Watch: Ospina makes brilliant save against Brazil

Colombia may have lost 2-1 to Brazil in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the Arsenal shot-stopped made sure the margin wasn't worse.

Ankle injury could rule Arsenal midfielder out of England match

Midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a doubt ahead of England’s Toulon Tournament opener tonight, having picked up an ankle injury in Friday’s U20 World Cup victory over South Korea.

Seven called up for the 2015 World Cup

A total of seven Arsenal players have been called up by their countries ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Canada this summer. Ignacio Querada...

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?

England Women u17s qualify for the World Cup

England u17s have won the Euro 2017 third-place play-off and therefore qualified for the FIFA 2016 u17 WWC to be played in Jordan from...

How many miles did Arsenal players travel during international break?

Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal players jetted off around the globe to represent their country during the third international break of a season that is just three months old.

Africa Cup of Nations call for Arsenal player + more call...

A number of Arsenal Ladies players have been called up for international friendlies in preparation to the 2017 Euros.

‘I wasn’t surprised Iwobi did that’ says manager

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi wowed football this week with his rainbow flick for Nigeria in the game against Algeria, but his manager, Gernot Rohr, was not surprised.

First World Cup Panini sticker revealed

FIFA have disclosed on their instagram page the first FIFA WWC 2015 sticker. Following a twitter vote England’s Jill Scott was chosen ahead of Marta...

Four Arsenal players: Predicting England's World Cup squad

As Mark Sampson gets set to name his final 23 squad for the World Cup in Canada, I thought I would share my own 23...

How the papers rated Theo Walcott after England's win over Malta

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott has looked like a different player this season when in an Arsenal shirt but he was unable to transfer that form into an impressive England performance, coming in as one of the lowest rated players from the side’s 2-0 win on Saturday.

FIFA announces shortlists for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 awards

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA WWC 2015 tournament is ending on Sunday the fifth of July and FIFA have just announced the shortlists for the...

Brazil out of World Cup

by Sylvain Jamet Five out of the eight games from the last 16 round have been played so far and we had one surprise. 10th place...

Two Arsenal players included in England squad, one of them ridiculous

Jack Wilshere has been called into the England squad after completing 90 minutes for Bournemouth a few times.

Arsenal star made captain of his country

Alexis Sanchez has been made captain of Chile for the first time, a move that has left him feeling ‘very motivated’ according to those close to him.

World Cup Group C, D and best third-placed teams round up

Group C and D have given their final verdict: Japan, Cameroon, USA and Australia go through. Favourites Sweden are on the brink of elimination as...

Who will go through? World Cup last 16 preview

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA Women's World Cup  knock-out stage is upon us and there are some big games straight into the last 16 round...

In photos: Alexis captains Chile for the first time

Alexis Sanchez was handed the captain's armband for his country's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia.

How Arsenal man could have missed international clash

Nacho Monreal finally got his first call up since 2013 for Spain's match against Albania on Sunday but getting there in time was easier said than done.

Theo Walcott to start for England v Malta

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott will start for England as they face Malta in Gareth Southgate’s first match in charge as interim manager.

Ozil’s first assist of the season is a record-breaker

Mesut Ozil's assist for Germany on Saturday set a new record

“Who says I'll still be here in 2018?” says Arsenal’s international...

Antoine Griezmann
After his performance in France’s 0-0 draw against Belarus earlier in the week, Olivier Giroud has come in for heavy criticism because of his miss after Antoine Griezmann’s sublime pass slipped him through on goal.

Watch: Arsenal defender provides world class assist for Valencia man

Hector Bellerin
There were doubts over Hector Bellerin's fitness after he picked up a knock against San Marino but he appears fit and well after he played a full 90 minutes for Spain's u21s against Estonia.

Arsenal player receives England call-up

Carla Humphrey has been called up for the training camp that will take place on the 18th and 19th January at St Georges Park. The...

Goals galore for Arsenal players on international duty

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez proved that hamstrings are just something mortals have to worry about by netting a brace against Uruguay as Joel Campbell also grabbed a couple of goals for Costa Rica.

Look: Arsenal forward celebrates superb international debut

Not only did Alex Iwobi make his debut for Nigeria against Zambia on Sunday, he scored and took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate with his teammates.

Arsenal stars sending support to England Ladies

by Lewis Ambrose As I'm sure you're aware by now, the England Women's team are in the World Cup semi-finals. In case anybody is wondering coverage...

Arsenal's Chamberlain ready for career-defining moment

by Lewis Ambrose As a goalkeeper there is nowhere to hide, so you can barely imagine how Siobhan Chamberlain felt in the early hours of...

Ozil delighted as he shines again for Germany

Mesut Ozil started and played a part in two of Germany's three goals as they beat Norway on Sunday evening 3-0.

World Cup roundup: Group A and B

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada The FIFA WWC 2015 has started with a bang in group B with 14 goals scored while, in contrast, there...

Chile boss urges Arsenal and Bayern Munich to 'remain calm'

Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez in training with Chile
During Chile boss, Juan Antonio Pizzi's, press conference ahead of their match against Uruguay, he urged Arsenal and Bayern Munich to 'remain calm'.

Watch: Arsenal loanee scores superb goal for country

Takuma Asano has scored for Japan yet again - this time during their 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup 2018 Qualifier.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 slot allocation revealed

FIFA have revealed the slot allocation for the next Women's World Cup that will take place in France in 2019.

Watch: Arsenal defender provides top-draw assist

Nacho Monreal finally got the chance to prove himself during Spain's 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday.

Arsenal duo in managers thoughts ahead of World Cup

There has been many sighting on social media about the Lionesses World Cup photoshoot. The FA WSL twitter account has now tweeted a picture with...

Alexis, Ospina & Iwobi – Arsenal International watch

Alexis Sanchez
Which Arsenal players have been in action while on international duty so far?

Arsenal defender gets international call-up after injury to Southampton man

Kieran Gibbs has been drafted into the England squad by Gareth Southgate after Ryan Bertrand was forced off during the Three Lions 2-0 win over Malta.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea men get France call up

Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud have been called up to the France squad that will face Italy and Belarus when the first interlull descends upon us next week.

Arsenal men edge closer to full fitness in World Cup stalemate

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both featured during France's 0-0 draw against Belarus on Tuesday night.

Why Arsenal new boy is a liability Gunners can afford

Granit Xhaka has picked up another red card during Switzerland's 2-0 triumph over Portugal.

World Cup Group A and B round up

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada There is a huge contrast between Group A and B in term of goals. Group A currently have only four goals,...

Arsenal man posts dressing room snap after ‘proud’ international win

David Ospina kept a cleansheet as Colombia beat Paraguay, away, 1-0, then posted a picture of him celebrating in the dressing room.

England's harrowing World Cup exit

England Women exited the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with an unlucky and undeserved 2-1 semi-final defeat to holders Japan. They will contest the...

Two Arsenal men included in Southgate's first England squad

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been included in Gareth Southgate's first England squad ahead of the international break which is now underway.

Canada World Cup Group A and B round-up

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada Group A and B have delivered their verdict and tournament favourites Germany go through while New Zealand and Cote D'Ivoire...

England through to World Cup quarter-finals and youth teams recap

by Sylvain Jamet Mark Sampson and his team made history as England registered their first ever knock-out stage win at a World Cup by defeating...

Arsenal get great news regarding Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil
Reports emerged on Thursday that Mesut Ozil will not be called up for the next international break as Joachim Low endeavours to show that he is the anti-Chris Coleman.

Arsenal's new striker sees perfectly good goal not given in 'shock'...

Takuma Asano had to watch on as a he scored a perfectly good goal for Japan that was not given as the officials did not think it crossed the line.

Arsenal man gets new shirt number

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi appears to have finally settled on a number with Nigeria after already switching twice.

England squad numbers for World Cup announced

The England squad numbers for the World Cup have been revealed. As usual with the England managers, it should give us a good indication on...

Arsenal defender says the team want to build on good performances

by Nia Griffiths England defender Alex Scott has been speaking about the team's potential while away on national duty. The full-back made the team's intentions clear...

World Cup Report: France 1 England 0

by Sylvain Jamet in Moncton, Canada England were defeated by the smallest margin in a tight encounter that was probably not the the most entertaining...

Injury concern for the world cup players

by Sylvain Jamet As mentioned earlier, the FA WSL has started a week after the FIFA WWC 2015 finished and it is obvious that the...

In depth: France name 23 + 7 player squad for World...

Phillipe Bergeroo has named his 23-player squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup There is absolutely no surprise as he has always been consistent...

Quick watch: Ozil grabs assists as Germany stroll to victory

Mesut Ozil grabbed another assist as he helped his country open the scoring against Czech Republic on Saturday evening.

Watch: Arsenal man helps Manchester United score massive goal

It turns out that Laurent Koscielny was actually crucial for France's one and only goal against the Netherlands on Monday night.

Arsenal injury boost: Mesut Ozil reassures fans after Twitter goes into...

Mesut Ozil has taken to Twitter to reassure worried Arsenal fans that he's not injured after being substituted off at half time during German's 2-0 World Cup Qualifier win against Northern Ireland.

Manager confident ahead of World Cup

With the World Cup in Canada getting close, England's manager is feeling confident. The England manager was invited to the Sportswomen show today and he declared...

Real Madrid defender hails Arsenal man after France win

Real Madrid defender, Raphaël Varane, hailed Laurent Koscielny's contribution to France's 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Arsenal midfielder reveals massive weight on shoulders

Granit Xhaka has been pictured with quite literally a massive weight on his shoulders.

England's road to the World Cup final

by Sylvain Jamet The FIFA WWC 2015 is a 24 team competition and England will have their work cut out if they want to reach...

Jill Ellis and Carli Lloyd honored at FIFA awards

The FIFA 2015 awards saw Portsmouth born and US WNT coach Jill Ellis win Coach of the Year and US WNT midfield player Carly...

Arsenal keeper plays as Manchester City keeper gets injured

David Ospina played a full match for Colombia against Chile as Manchester City's goalkeeper managed to pick up a dead leg.

FIFA WWC Canada: England v France preview

by Sylvain Jamet, reporting from Moncton, NB Canada The group opener between France and England will be a heavyweight contest and should decide who tops the...

Watch: Arsenal goalkeeper and Real Madrid brother-in-law train

In case you didn't know, David Ospina and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez are related by marriage.

Three Arsenal players start as England make World Cup last 16

by Sylvain Jamet in Canada Mark Sampson's England Women's team made it to the last 16 by beating Colombia 2-1 and will now meet a...

Mustafi highlights importance of concentration until final whistle

Shkodran Mustafi
After Germany's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland during their World Cup Qualifier, Shkodran Mustafi, who came on in the 69th minute, hailed their performance.

Coleman ready to risk Aaron Ramsey’s fitness

Chris Coleman is set to start Aaron Ramsey for Wales against Serbia on Saturday.