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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

Luis Suarez

Uruguayan football crisis has come at exactly the wrong time

Between 1994 and 2006, Uruguay missed out on three World Cups in four. They did qualify for 2002 – but failed to make it out of the group phase....

Lionel Messi

As Messi takes a break from international football, what now for Argentina?

One man could be forgiven for being happy that Lionel Messi is taking a break from international football. For the Argentine FA, it is bad news. This...


Will Colombia be the ninth nation to win the World Cup?

Uruguay were the first winners of the World Cup in 1930, and lifted the trophy once more twenty years later. Argentina also have two titles to their n...


Aguero isn't as talented as Romario, but he performs on a more consistent basis

In eight years of regular appearances on Brazilian TV, nothing has ever drawn a response as negative as daring to compare Sergio Aguero with Romario. ...

World Cup

How the World Cup creates a joyous global community

It all ends so quickly. The day after the World Cup final, Moscow airport will be heaving as the global media run home as soon as possible. This is u...


Brazil must show humility if they are to bounce back from World Cup exit

When Germany crashed out of the World Cup, one Brazilian TV station posted a long ‘ha ha ha’ on social media. Former great Rivaldo came up...