Kieran Higgs has been on a journey unlike any other in football and his story is an example of grit and determination. It was like a pang. Kieran Higgs felt … Continue Reading Kieran Higgs talks ACL injuries, playing with Cantwell and fighting back
In 2019/20, Emiliano Buendia was among the Premier League’s best creators. After being relegated with Norwich, once again the league’s clubs are turning his way.
Tokmac Nguen has become an icon on and off the field. His actions of defiance and political activism have made him a hero. In June under the floodlights of the … Continue Reading The year of Tokmac Nguen – an icon and an ace
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.
22 Years On From Their Last Taste of a Major International Tournament, Scotland and the Tartan Army will be ‘Boogieing’ Their Way to the Euros Next Summer. As a country … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Scotland back from the wilderness
Football is hardly synonymous with North Korea, yet in Han Kwang Song the country has a super talent embroiled in his nation’s political crisis. In a conference room in Perugia, … Continue Reading The inside story of North Korea’s super-talent Han Kwang-Song
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.
Brandon Diau talks exclusively to First Time Finish about his incredible journey to make it in the game. Brandon was watching a game on his television set. His eyes fixed … Continue Reading Brandon Diau talks about dreams, never giving up and his incredible story
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.
Few will remember the visit of Pelé’s Santos to Plymouth in 1973. To the fans of Plymouth Argyle however it meant more than any fixture could, as Lewis Blackmore explores.
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
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
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