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  1. Oscar is the real key for Brazil

    Tim Vickery

    #WorldCupRank

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  2. New Pele, next Pele? Brazil's struggles in emulating the legend

    Tim Vickery

    Eight years ago, in the buildup to Germany 2006, the Brazilian media speculated that this would be the tournament where Ronaldinho proved that he was even better than Pele. Yet history has shown that it's a tag more closely linked with failure than g...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. Having shone in Europe, what can Neymar do in 2014?

    Tim Vickery

    Is Neymar ready for the responsibility he will carry in June, when at the tender age of 22 he will expected to lead Brazil's attack to World Cup glory? It is a question that the local sports daily Lance! recently posed to Cafu, Brazil's 2002 World...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Vickery: Having starred in Europe, what can Neymar do in 2014?

    Tim Vickery

    Is Neymar ready for the responsibility he will carry in June, when at the tender age of 22 he will expected to lead Brazil's attack to World Cup glory? It is a question that the local sports daily Lance! recently posed to Cafu, Brazil's 2002 World C...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Brazil in fine form, but can they keep their cool at the World Cu...

    Tim Vickery

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The progress Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil have made the past few months is striking. When the squad assembled at the end of May, there was more doubt than certainty. Since then, they have ticked off a list of achievements. A win ...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  6. South Americans make their mark on Europe's biggest stage

    Tim Vickery

    In itself there was nothing particularly significant about Gerard Pique's goal for Barcelona against Ajax on Wednesday night. True, at 3-0 there was now no chance that the reigning Dutch champions could get back into the game. But in reality, the ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. Brazil hopes rest on decisive season for Neymar

    Tim Vickery

    It was a quiet start to Neymar's club season, introduced after 63 minutes with Barcelona already 6-0 up against Levante. No matter - his time will come, and anyway, this time round he is probably more concerned with what happens at the end of the sea...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. Brazil hopes rest on decisive season for Neymar

    Tim Vickery

    It was a quiet start to Neymar's club season, introduced after 63 minutes with Barcelona already 6-0 up against Levante. No matter - his time will come, and anyway, this time round he is probably more concerned with what happens at the end of the sea...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. The secret behind Brazil's high pressure success

    Tim Vickery

    SALVADOR -- Three wins in three games, safely through to the semifinals and with star man Neymar on fire, Brazil have used the Confederations Cup to make nonsense of the FIFA rankings. Whatever happens in the final week of the competition (and at the...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  10. Brazil reaping rewards of high pressure game

    Tim Vickery

    SALVADOR -- Three wins in three games, safely through to the semifinals and with star man Neymar on fire, Brazil have used the Confederations Cup to make nonsense of the FIFA rankings. Whatever happens in the final week of the competition (and at the...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  11. Sink-or-swim time for Neymar

    Tim Vickery

    In recent times, Brazilian club soccer has been selling its stars rather than selling its spectacle. Santos and Neymar bucked the trend for a while. Bid after bid came in for the boy prince of the Brazilian game. They were all swatted away -- until n...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  12. Sink-or-swim time for Neymar

    Tim Vickery

    In recent times, Brazilian club soccer has been selling its stars rather than selling its spectacle. Santos and Neymar bucked the trend for a while. Bid after bid came in for the boy prince of the Brazilian game. They were all swatted away -- until n...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  13. Brazil starts another era with Big Phil

    Tim Vickery

    For Luiz Felipe Scolari, starting his second spell as Brazil coach with a trip to face England is "the best debut possible." Though his spell in charge of Chelsea did not last as long as he would have liked, Scolari said that he loved his time there...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  14. Time for Neymar to head to Europe

    Tim Vickery

    Neymar sent a penalty kick into orbit over New Jersey in Brazil's recent friendly against Colombia, but the goals keep flowing for the 20-year-old Santos star. Indeed, he is well-placed to retain his title as scorer of the FIFA goal of the year. ...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  15. Time for Neymar to head to Europe

    Tim Vickery

    Neymar sent a penalty kick into orbit over New Jersey in Brazil's recent friendly against Colombia, but the goals keep flowing for the 20-year-old Santos star. Indeed, he is well-placed to retain his title as scorer of the FIFA goal of the year. Hi...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  16. Tim Vickery -- Can Brazil rekindle its magic before the 2014 Worl...

    Tim Vickery

    For years, Brazil put its tactical emphasis on the counterattack. But seeing Spain's dominance of the world game, it's now trying to reinvent itself with more skilled players in the midfield, writes Tim Vickery.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012