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  1. Tim Vickery - Ecuador's Carlos Gruezo and Chile's Esteban Paredes...

    Tim Vickery

    World Cup

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  2. High temperatures still a concern at World Cup

    Tim Vickery

    FIFA makes the bulk of its revenue from the sale of television rights. The problem presented by a World Cup in Brazil is that FIFA needs three separate kick-off times per day, all of them preferably at a time accessible to the European TV market. The...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Ronaldo comments a sign of things to come in Brazil

    Tim Vickery

    Ronaldo, the great former Brazil striker, has declared himself "ashamed" of the organisation of the 2014 World Cup. "The stadiums," he said in an interview last week, "will be ready one way or another. But the legacy for the population -- the work...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  4. Uruguay capable of weathering Suarez loss

    Tim Vickery

    The Luis Suarez injury took everyone by surprise. He had arrived in Montevideo last Tuesday declaring that he was firing on all cylinders. Then, in the warm-up for Wednesday's training session, he felt a sharp pain in his left knee -- and the race ag...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Draw versus Holland a good sign for Ecuador

    Tim Vickery

    Switzerland, Honduras and France will surely have taken note -- their Group E World Cup opponents Ecuador cannot be dismissed as mere altitude specialists. They came down from the mountain on Saturday to start their preparation for Brazil 2014 with a...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  6. A look at South America's next wave of exports

    Tim Vickery

    South America's prodigious footballing production line keeps working overtime. And the financial problems of those local clubs -- coupled with the youngsters' dreams of global stardom -- ensures that a healthy crop are likely to be crossing the Atlan...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. Why is the Copa Libertadores so unpredictable this season?

    Tim Vickery

    The field of the Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League, gets whittled down from eight to four on Wednesday and Thursday. And when the competition resumes after the World Cup there is a chance that not one former champion will be among ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. No surprises in Brazil's World Cup squad

    Tim Vickery

    There has seldom been a Brazil World Cup call-up surrounded with less controversy. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari found his team and its identity during last year's Confederations Cup. The starting line-up -- at least when the team meet up for training...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  9. Bolivar have reason for Libertadores optimism

    Tim Vickery

    U.S.-based businessman Marcelo Claure is the money man behind the company that administer Bolivar, one of Bolivia's leading clubs. When Bolivar qualified for the Copa Libertadores, there was some media speculation that Claure's friendship with Dav...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. The problem with the Copa America Centenario

    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 04, 2014
  11. Room for two more in the 'Scolari family?'

    Tim Vickery

    When "Big Phil" is in charge of Brazil, the squad is usually referred to as "the Scolari family." Luiz Felipe Scolari is a master at forming groups, at getting everyone to pull together. He fills his players with confidence. David Luiz is not trus...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  12. Argentine clubs staging Copa Libertadores comeback

    Tim Vickery

    Is this going to be the year that Argentina strikes back in the Copa Libertadores? South America's equivalent of the Champions League is crucial to the culture of Argentine football. There are special songs and special atmospheres for Libertadores ni...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. Ecuador can use an improvised friendly to find centre-back

    Tim Vickery

    Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda celebrated his 57th birthday last week, but there is a touch of panic along with the festivities. This week, Rueda has hurriedly set up a match. It is a non-FIFA date, so no foreign based players will be called up. An ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  14. End of an era in Brazilian TV

    Tim Vickery

    Football is watched globally but consumed locally. The game's big stars are billboard names all over the planet. Those who describe their activities and achievements have a more limited range of popularity -- but within their area, the TV match comme...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  15. Quinonez stars as Bolivar make Libertadores challenge

    Tim Vickery

    One of the most famous images of the final game of the 1950 World Cup, where Uruguay came from behind to beat hosts Brazil 2-1, is that of Danilo Alvim, the prince of the hosts' midfield, overcome with the emotion of defeat and having to be helped aw...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  16. Stars and teams emerging as Copa Libertadores group stage closes

    Tim Vickery

    To watch South America's Copa Libertadores straight after the quarterfinals of Europe's Champions League is to invite a come down. Perhaps this is not the fairest comparison; we are judging the group phase of one competition against the closing st...

    Blog | April 07, 2014