Upon winning the 2019 U-20 World Cup’s Golden Ball, Kang-in Lee was marked as one of world football’s brightest talents. Now is the time for him to prove his worth, in a struggling and damaged Valencia team.
Italy are one of the traditional forces in international football. After a trying decade for the four time world champions, they are back and rejuvenated.
Dutch football is once again riding a wave of nauseating young talent. PSV Eindhoven possess a huge chunk of this talent, and under the gaze of Roger Schmidt, could become a special force again.
With renewed hope, new ownership and a god at the helm, SC East Bengal begin a new chapter this year as the latest members of the ISL. The city of … Continue Reading Fowler, Tifos and the Ultras – This is East Bengal
Matheus Cunha is ripping through Germany and soon will be the attention of Europe’s biggest powers. His former coach Maurizio Jacobacci spoke to First Time Finish about this brilliant forward.
Twins are a rarity in football. When they possess the ability and personality of the Vieira twins, there are none that come close.
Occasionally, it doesn’t doesn’t take a statistical anorak or a scout with a crystal ball to highlight a skillful playmaker running rings around his peers. There are times when sheer … Continue Reading Ziyech, Veerman and the Heerenveen Incubator
Ledley King’s career should not be discussed as an obituary, as potential torn down by injury. At Tottenham his legacy stands tall, as speaking to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare showed us
The Toure brothers were icons who inspired a generation. This is the story behind their careers. ‘Kolo Kolo…Yaya, Yaya,..Toure!’ On the outskirts of Abidjan, a little further from the Ebrie … Continue Reading The heart-warming inside story behind Yaya and Kolo Toure
Once, the role of the goalkeeper was to stop shots going in. Now they are required to be an asset in possession. These are some of the key moments in the birth of the modern sweeper-keeper.
Dominik Szoboszlai has worked his way to the top. The Hungarian has a bright future and one an entire nations holds its breath for. In 2019 January, a piece of … Continue Reading The inside story of Dominik Szoboszlai: Hungary’s greatest hope
Before becoming one of Europe’s best playmakers, Bruno Fernandes had to learn his trade in Italy. It was at Novara Calcio that he made his professional debut, and where many remember him fondly.
Between 1964 and 1968, three Manchester United players won the Ballon D’Or. Denis Law was the first, yet receives little of the acclaim of Best and Charlton. this is the story of ‘The King’.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is one of the brightest talents of our age. The midfielder has always stood out from the rest. As the rain pattered down in Oslo, the time for … Continue Reading Exclusive: The inside story of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and why he can be the best in the world
Upamecano and his rise through the ranks at the Red Bull empire is a story of hard work and genuine talent. RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions … Continue Reading Dayot Upamecano -The Frenchman flying on Red Bull wings
Dundalk begin their Europa League adventure at home to Molde next week. FTF spoke to Dundalk writer James Rogers about this most remarkable of seasons.