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Tim Vickery

Tim Vickery is a highly respected freelance football writer who covers the South American game for several large news media, as well as being an analyst for SporTV. We are big fans of some of the work he has done for GodsofOdds and Sportindepth. He has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for over 20 years.

Twitter: @Tim_Vickery

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Articles by Tim Vickery

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...


Brazil's superior balance makes them favourites against Belgium

At the start of the World Cup, I was of the opinion that the competition would build towards one semi-final of France and Brazil, and another of Germa...


Uruguay's disciplinary record shows how they have changed under Oscar Washington Tabarez

Last year Nacional of Uruguay travelled to meet Botafogo of Brazil hoping to win a place in the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores, South America...


Why do recent World Cup holders tend to fail four years later?

It seems that every four years we have to relearn the lesson of just how hard it is to retain the World Cup. A number of recent champions have fallen ...


Opponents will target Neymar's short fuse - and Tite must stop indulging him

Nearly eight years ago, in September 2010, Neymar threw a massive tantrum in a Brazilian league game. Just 18, he was already a star with Santos &ndas...