In the mag: World Cup special! Neymar, Welbeck, David Luiz, Wilshere & more
It's the most wonderful time of the... four-year cycle. The World Cup is upon us and, frankly, it's almost all we can think about. The good news is that our new issue is not just the usual magazine - we've crammed plenty of it into it including a 51-page World Cup guide.
We've also spoken to a host of players who'll be making the trip to Brazil in the coming weeks - including five Englishmen looking to make a splash at their first ever World Cup. Believe us when we say they're as excited about it as you are. But it's not just England who go under the FFT microscope...
Our World Cup guide features everything you need to know about all 32 teams, tactical analysis, and interviews with the likes of David de Gea, Mathieu Debuchy and Marouane Fellaini.
Never has one team - and one man - felt such a weight of their country's expectations to win the World Cup. FFT chat up stars past, present and future to learn if Neymar & Co. can handle the pressure of a World Cup in their own back yard...
Young, talented and on the attack - England's new breed are ready and waiting to storm the samba nation. Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere tell FFT why they're not scared of taking on the best.
They went, they spent, they loved the attention. The WAGs made a lot of headlines eight years ago, but did England's other halves really cost Sven's charges the 2006 World Cup? FFT hits the Black Forest to find out...
While England failed in 2006, Italy triumphed. That was the Azzurri's fourth world crown, which suggests Italy know their way around a tournament. But what is the Italian blueprint exactly? And if it's been so successful, why are they saying arrivederci to catenaccio, and taking up keep-ball?
To celebrate the impending World Cup, FFT has drawn up a list of the 50 greatest games in the history of the tournament. Football's four-yearly festival has had so many cracking conests that we couldn't fit them all into one issue - so we've split the list in two. This month: the dirtiest game and the biggest shock.
With a thriving domestic league and a national team heading into another World Cup, US 'soccer' has come a long way since since 1994, when the Land of the Free hosted a tournament book-ended by two dodgy penalties. FFT looks back at USA 94 with a little help from members of the current squad, and assesses the legacy left behind.
And as a little World Cup breather, we speak to the one and only Muslim Ahmad, who has been left in the international wilderness and is now plying his trade in the Malaysian Premier League with PDRM, despite being touted as the best young defender earlier in his career. Although the lower division is not exactly the most glamarous league, the former Terengganu man tells us how he is enjoying his new lease of life.
The new issue also features an extensive One-on-One interview with former England defender Sol Campbell, a conversation with the legendary Rivelino, Cafu's all-time Brazilian dream team, and some Performance tips from Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Gotze. Yes, all this and more, only in the latest issue of your favourite football magazine.