From the despair of Euro 2004 to the ecstasy of Euro 2016, Portuguese football has come far. ‘Twenty years ago, we had football seven-a-side for kids in the sand. Not … Continue Reading Rising Nations – Portugal: The second coming of a golden generation
This the story of Raheem Sterling and how he made his dreams come true. Brent is a place where you can hear a hundred languages. It is where backgrounds and … Continue Reading The inside story of Raheem Sterling: The kid from Brent who made his dreams come true
It feels like the Copa America has happened at least six times in the past five years. However South America once again gears up for a tournament that is sure to be filled with intensity and flair.
Injuries could force Jude Bellingham to play a bigger role at Euro 2020 than expected. And despite his tender age, the 17 year old is ready for the task. On … Continue Reading Jude Bellingham: Ready for key Euro 2020 role with England
Giacomo Raspadori will look to be the ace up Italy’s sleeve at Euro 2020 as they look to extend their terrific unbeaten run. Almost a year ago now, Giacomo Raspadori … Continue Reading Giacomo Raspadori – Italy’s star in the making at Euro 2020
Raw, electric and exciting. Jérémy Doku is the untested, under-the-radar weapon in a seasoned, slightly weary Belgium squad.
20 year old Ethan Ampadu is ready to set the standard for Wales’ youngsters are Euro 2020. When Wales reached the semi-final of the 2016 European Championship Chris Coleman’s side … Continue Reading Ethan Ampadu – A head older than his years
22 year old András Schäfer has already had a brief stint in Serie A and the midfielder is finally blooming into the early promise he showed back home. On a … Continue Reading András Schäfer: The man to fill Hungary’s Szoboszlai void at Euro 2020
With little value to find in the top division, the Championship and League One represent a smart scouting pool for teams across Europe.
From Paris to Liverpool via Leipzig. Ibrahima Konaté has caught the eye upon his every step. FTF rolled back the years and spoke to his first coach. Reda Bekhti still … Continue Reading The inside story of Ibrahima Konaté: From Paris to Liverpool
UEFA Euro 2020 is just around the corner. With history to be written and stars to be born. First Time Finish previews the tournament ahead of June 11th. ‘Euro 2020, … Continue Reading FTF’s comprehensive guide to UEFA Euro 2020 in 2021
In his first full senior season, Romain Faivre has captivated in Brest’s fun attacking side. FTF spoke to his youth coach to uncover just where this elegant playmaker grew from.
Ukraine are one of Euro 2020’s lesser known sides. In Ruslan Malinovskyi however, they possess Europe’s in form midfielder, and a lethal dangerman.
Soccer continues to rise in USA with a growing influence from Barcelona and the club’s ancient La Masia traditions. 9,000 kilometres west of La Masia, Barcelona are cultivating another crop … Continue Reading The American Barcelona: Inside the Barca Residency programme
Italian football has always been associated with great defensive talent. Here we profile three exceptional centre backs, and their claim to the Serie A throne.
Brennan Johnson has set League One alight this season, FTF spoke to Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton about the talented Welsh sensation. FA Cup third round ties, barring the odd … Continue Reading Brennan Johnson: The Nottingham Forest star in Dele Alli’s footsteps