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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


Defensive troubles mean a change of approach could be necessary for Argentina

Perhaps the only surprise of Spain’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina was that so many people were surprised. A heavy defeat for the visitors in Madri...

Jose Pekerman

Colombia show impressive fighting spirit against France to spark hope ahead of World Cup

The decision to go to Paris to play a warm-up friendly against France was a high risk option for Colombia. After reaching the World Cup quarter-final...

Marlos Moreno

Marlos Moreno's recent struggles offer a cautionary tale to talented young South Americans

Just a couple of months past his 17th birthday, Rodrygo is the youngest player to have appeared for Santos in the Copa Libertadores – a pro...

Gonzalo Higuain

After Champions League heroics, is World Cup redemption on the horizon for Gonzalo Higuain?

I had a grandstand view of it. Sitting high in the stands in the Maracana stadium at the last World Cup Final. Lionel Messi opened up the German defen...


Brazil has always been a world leader in physical preparation - so Neymar is in the best hands

Belo Horizonte, of course, is the city where Brazil suffered that astonishing 7-1 defeat by Germany in the semi-final of the last World Cup. And it is...


The tragic death of Peruvian commentator Daniel Peredo four months before the World Cup - and what he meant to the country

“Some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over... it is now.  It’s four!” Any fan – even the millions who...