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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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Argentina still have plenty of unanswered questions ahead of Croatia clash

Only those who have not followed the recent fortunes of the Argentina team could have been surprised by the disappointing World Cup debut of Lionel Me...


Brazil's World Cup meeting with Switzerland brings back memories of an Under-17 clash - won by the underdogs

Brazil are the overwhelming favourites to top Group E, and Switzerland are fancied to beat Serbia and Costa Rica to the second slot. But the order of ...

Sergio Romero

Have Argentina made a mistake by leaving Sergio Romero out of their squad?

Sergio Romero has made it clear: he thinks he could have been ready for Argentina’s opening World Cup game against Iceland this Saturday. Right...

Paolo Guerrero

Guerrero's return a timely boost, but how will Peru line up now their star man is back?

The Swiss justice system has freed Peru’s Paolo Guerrero to play in the World Cup – and saved the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) fro...


Why Gabriel Jesus, not Roberto Firmino, will be Brazil's starting striker in Russia

In the press conference when Brazil coach Tite named his World Cup squad, a local journalist asked him about the centre-forward position. The two str...


Why Ossie Ardiles is such a key figure in Argentina's football history

Saturday's FA Cup Final, with Willian on one side and Alexis Sanchez on the other, casts the mind back to the first South American involvement in this...