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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

Rooney's retirement underlines South American stars' commitment to their countries

In his long international career, Wayne Rooney played 119 games without having to clock up too many air miles. It is striking how few matches he play...

Suarez absence could prove costly in Uruguay's crunch World Cup qualifier against Argentina

MSN is no more. The 'N' has gone and the 'S' is out of action for a while. Lionel Messi is on his own as Barcelona’s leading attacking talent, w...

Can Tite avoid Scolari's mistakes as Brazil prepare for the World Cup?

With the season just getting under way, the end of the campaign looks a long way off – unless you are a national team coach preparing for Russia...

The rise, fall and potential resurrection of intercontinental club football

The 50th anniversary of Celtic’s 2-1 European Cup final win over Inter has been much celebrated – and rightly so. It is even more signific...

Celebrating Brazil's tradition of attacking full-backs, from Nilton Santos and Carlos Alberto to Marcelo and Dani Alves

If Dani Carvajal is not 100 per cent fit in time, there is every chance that the final of the Champions League will feature four Brazilian full-backs....

How Philippe Coutinho proved me wrong and became a key man for Liverpool and Brazil

There are the likes of Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Neymar – those I have been lucky enough to watch bloom into global stars, knowing from t...