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  1. Copa America Centenario highlights issues

    Tim Vickery

    The oldest continental competition in the world, the Copa America, was first played in 1916. Four countries participated -- one of them was Chile, who have still never won it. The others were Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, who between them have gone ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  2. Vickery: Mauricio Pochettino traveling Rosario road to success

    Tim Vickery

    The man from Murphy has come a long way over the past few years -- and he looks set to travel much further. Mauricio Pochettino grew up in a tiny town in Argentina's provinces, but at the age of 41 has now established himself as one of the most prom...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  3. Vickery on Pele and soccer sharing the same birthday week

    Tim Vickery

    Pele celebrates his 73rd birthday (Oct. 23) in the same week that organised football reaches the ripe old age of 150. It was on the evening of Oct. 26, 1863, that a group mostly comprised of representatives of elite schools met in a London pub, sett...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  4. Friendlies offer World Cup insight

    Tim Vickery

    The mid-August FIFA date for international matches is soon to be phased out of the calendar, and it is easy to see why. It comes so early in the season, just as the major European leagues are about to kick off, and right at the start of many of the d...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  5. Papal visit keeps spotlight on Brazil

    Tim Vickery

    The first international visit of Pope Francis has been an undoubted success. During his time in Rio de Janeiro, the Argentine has made it clear that there is a new tone at the top of the Catholic Church. In recent decades, his organisation has lost o...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  6. Turning starlets into stars

    Tim Vickery

    Somewhat unfortunate to have lost to France in the final of the World Youth Cup, Uruguay flew home to a hero's welcome in Montevideo on Tuesday, with a procession planned from the airport all the way to the city's legendary Centenario stadium. For m...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Confederations outsiders face uphill battle to be included

    Tim Vickery

    Brazil was obviously joyous at winning the Confederations Cup in such convincing style -- but it would only be natural if there were some places where joy was somewhat confined. Those players outside the squad, for example, now face a much harder tim...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  8. Argentina still the class act in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying

    Tim Vickery

    1. Coach Alejandro Sabella has steered Argentina capably through storm Sabella was thrown in at the deep end when he was appointed less than two years ago. In theory, the 2011 Copa America was a training ground for the current set of World Cup quali...

    Blog | March 27, 2013