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Tim Vickery

Tim Vickery is a freelance football writer who covers the South American game for the BBC, World Soccer and ESPN, as well as being an analyst for SporTV. He has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for over 20 years.

Twitter: @Tim_Vickery

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Articles by Tim Vickery

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Why Barcelona's early elimination from the Champions League is good news for Argentina

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli badly needed a boost. He received a huge one on Tuesday, and Saturday was not bad either.


Why defending deep, as is common in South American club football, could spell disaster for Peru

Peru have given themselves what they hope will be a morale-boosting send-off before heading to their first World Cup in 36 years. In late May they wil...


Defensive troubles mean a change of approach could be necessary for Argentina

Perhaps the only surprise of Spain’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina was that so many people were surprised. A heavy defeat for the visitors in Madri...

Jose Pekerman

Colombia show impressive fighting spirit against France to spark hope ahead of World Cup

The decision to go to Paris to play a warm-up friendly against France was a high risk option for Colombia. After reaching the World Cup quarter-final...

Marlos Moreno

Marlos Moreno's recent struggles offer a cautionary tale to talented young South Americans

Just a couple of months past his 17th birthday, Rodrygo is the youngest player to have appeared for Santos in the Copa Libertadores – a pro...

Gonzalo Higuain

After Champions League heroics, is World Cup redemption on the horizon for Gonzalo Higuain?

I had a grandstand view of it. Sitting high in the stands in the Maracana stadium at the last World Cup Final. Lionel Messi opened up the German defen...