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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

Examining the reasons behind Chile's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

The importance of the national football teams to South American countries means there is real glory in pulling on the shirt.  t is a magical mome...

Chile's golden generation reaches the end, thanks in part to an administrative decision

There could be some harsh words from Alexis Sanchez to David Ospina when the pair return to Arsenal after playing for their countries in the final rou...

Is this the end of the road for South American champions Chile?

Given their size and tradition, Brazil and Argentina are always expected to roll out a production line of talent. The story with the other South Ameri...

Who is the best player in South American club football?

There are always plenty of promising youngsters working their way through the production line of South American club football – an example of th...

Arthur could be the man to solve Brazil's long-term problem in central midfield

A leading contender for the outstanding footballing moment of last week was Lionel Messi’s second goal for Barcelona in the 3-0 win over Juventu...

Why Lionel Messi is not to blame for Argentina's World Cup qualification struggles

For the last 12 minutes of Argentina’s 1-1 draw at home to Venezuela last Tuesday, Daniel Mollo of Buenos Aires’ Radio Cooperativa gave up...