Australia has long suffered a lowly status among European football discussions. The domestic league, plus a high profile manager, are doing everything to change that.
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
FTF explores the current state of the Poland national team, analysing the country’s rising stars and pondering on life after Robert Lewandowski. There were high hopes for Poland when the … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Poland and the new generation after Robert Lewandowski
North Macedonia’s qualification for the European Championships represents a huge shift in their sporting but also political history, writes Jeremy Goldstein.
Twenty five years on from Soufrière Hills volcanic eruption, the people of Montserrat remain under its shadow. National football team vice-captain James Comley spoke to FTF about how the football team is making its own mark in the country.
Gambia is a footballing nation on the rise. Blessed with Serie A stars, they are on the brink of history. FTF spoke to Gambia’s head-coach, Tom Saintfiet. When one peruses … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Gambia’s Scorpions with an eye on the World Cup
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.
After years and years of disappointment Finland are finally among Europe’s elite and the country look to write history next summer. When you think of Finland you think of glistening … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Finland’s new generation writing history
Hungary have been in the shadows of their predecessors for decades. But a new generation might change that. In 1953, on the turf of the hallowed pitch in the ‘home … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Hungary in pursuit of the impossible
Mali’s current football team could become one of the best African teams in recent memory. Here’s why. In 1972, on the turf of the newly built Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Congo … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Mali’s latest generation with an eye on the Qatar World Cup
The latest in our Rising Nations series sees guest writer Alfie Wilson analyse the Euro qualification of Ukraine; a team on the up.
The boys from the Land of the Midnight Sun are not out to change the course of history, but make one of their own. It is the 13th of June. … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Norway – the culture, the stars and of course Erling Braut Håland
From ‘Total Football’ to ‘Total Failure’ and back again? A new generation of Dutch footballers look set to write a new chapter in the country’s illustrious football history. Almost half … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Can the new Dutch generation emulate the golden teams of the past?
Cracking the US market has long been one of football’s greatest obstacles. The strength of the current USA team however has brought forward the soccer revolution, and leaves them on the brink of something special.
Austrian football could be set for a new revolution.
Japanese football could be set for a spectacular golden era. Find out how football was revolutionised in the country.