Tim Vickery

South American football correspondent for the BBC and World Soccer among others. Tim appears every Friday night / Saturday morning on the World Football Phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live.

John Deurden

Asian football expert who writes for the BBC, The Guardian, New York Times and World Soccer among others. Also a contributor to the BBC World Football Phone-in.

Sam Kelly


Argentinian football expert based in Buenos Aires.

He is a freelance correspondent for ESPNFC and founder of the Argentinian football podcast Hand of Pod.

Abdel-Rahman Hussein


Cairo-based Egyptian journalist and former Egypt correspondent for The Guardian.

Joel Amorim


Freelance football writer based in Porto and founder of the blog O Bloco de Leste. Joel is a specialist in Russian and Eastern European football.

Jonathan Harding


Freelance sports reporter and broadcaster who works for Deutsche Welle. He is based in Bonn, Germany.

Osiris Nerone

A dentist from Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná, Brazil.

Between 1978 and 1981, he was a youth player at his hometown club Operário Ferroviário EC.