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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


The time has come for Neymar to be the boss with the seniors

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism for his performance in Wednesday’s 3-1 Cha...


Nacional defeat shows why the upcoming campaign will be so difficult for Chapecoense

After suffering that appalling air crash towards the end of 2016, Chapecoense’s overriding objective last year was to avoid dropping to Brazil&r...


End-of-season burnout a concern for Messi and Argentina ahead of the World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli came back from his recent trip to Europe, where he sat down and spoke with 28 of his players. The most important, of co...

Lucas Moura

Can Lucas Moura finally turn promise into reality at Tottenham?

Behind every success story there is usually a bit of failure somewhere along the way – and sometimes the reverse can be true, as well. Tottenha...


Pele prefers Messi to Ronaldo - but perhaps he himself was more like the Portuguese

Talk of a collapse and a hospital stay would appear to be exaggerated. Pele’s spokesman is adamant that the great man is merely suffering from t...


Why have Argentina fallen behind Brazil when it comes to producing quality goalkeepers?

The phrase ‘Brazilian goalkeeper’ does not, historically speaking, inspire a great deal of confidence. This is a little harsh. True, Feli...