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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

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...

“We knew we were in the presence of something special” – Tim Vickery on seeing Messi before most

There are many benefits to covering South American football; its importance in society and sense of its own history, for example. But looking ahead, t...

Can Chelsea defender David Luiz become a regular for Brazil again?

Might David Luiz get a shot at World Cup redemption in Russia next year? After all, one of the themes of the Premier League season has been his redem...

How Neymar escaped Messi's shadow to hit new heights for Barcelona and Brazil

Neymar recently scored his 100th goal for Barcelona – a milestone which puts him ahead of illustrious compatriots such as Romario, Ronaldo ...

Tottenham flop Paulinho bounces back to become key cog in Tite's Brazil machine

What a difference a coach makes. After the first six rounds of South America’s World Cup qualifiers, Brazil were down in sixth place and fretti...