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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


Logistics and location will play a big part at the World Cup in Russia

Germany’s triumph in Brazil 2014 stands as one of the all time great World Cup wins. They were obliged to do it the hard way. No European side had ...

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez's acceleration to the national team shows England have gone South American

Joe Gomez was named Man of the Match for the way he handled Neymar in England’s goalless draw at home to Brazil last Tuesday. But it wasn’...

Lionel Messi

Despite qualification struggles, there are signs of encouragement for Argentina

Qualification for the World Cup is one thing. The tournament is another. Brazil in 2002 give the best example. Their qualification campaign was a pro...


Why Tottenham's victory over Real Madrid is a worry for Brazil

Initially a desperate struggle, Brazil’s World Cup qualification campaign turned into a gentle stroll as soon as Tite replaced Dunga as coach. ...


England deserved their Under-17 World Cup triumph, but the hard work starts now

Spain fell once more at the final hurdle in the Under-17 World Cup. There is an easy way, though, to show the limitations of results at this age level...


Gareca keeps calm as Peru prepare for World Cup play-offs amid emotional atmosphere

English football fans tend to groan when FIFA dates come around and the Premier League is put on hold for a weekend. But imagine how they would feel i...