Tim Sturtridge

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Tim Sturtridge is a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina and covers the Latin American football scene for Soccerphile. Tim has a BA (Hons) Journalism degree and has worked on the sports pages for The Guardian and The Independent.

His favourite football moments came watching Exeter City's play-off wins at Oxford and Torquay as well as getting six points off Plymouth with Alan Ball in charge.

Copa Libertadores Keepers

The best five goalkeepers in South America's Copa Libertadores.

Pele versus Maradona

Pele and Maradona continue to bicker - this time over the Argentine's abilities as a coach.


Corinthians president Andres Sanchez has a lust for glory.

Salvador Cabanas

Salvador Cabanas the Paraguayan striker has been shot in the head in a bar in Mexico City.

South American Match Day Experience

South American football is famed for it atmosphere, the passionate derbies between the likes of River Plate and Boca Juniors.

Argentina Season 2009 Review

Banfield won the 2009 Argentina Apertura championship. We look back at the best and worst of the season.

Brazil Season 2009 Review

Brazilian Championship reviewed. We look back at all the action in this year's Brazilian domestic football season.

Uruguay v Costa Rica

Uruguay took a decisive lead in their World Cup qualifying play off against Costa Rica in San Jose.


Veron, Ronaldo, Riquelme and Solano shone in Europe and have all now returned to South America.


In the 2009 Superclasico Boca and River share the hard times and a 1-1 draw.


Argentina coach Diego Maradona hits out at the press after his team qualifies for the 2010 World Cup.

Bolivian National Team On Strike

The entire Bolivian national team have gone on strike.

England v Brazil Preview

England play Brazil in a prestige friendly in Doha, Qatar.

Argentina v Brazil Preview

Argentina play Brazil in a vital World Cup qualifier.

Apertura Delayed

The 2009 Apertura season in Argentina is delayed due to financial difficulties.

In Off The Outpost

Football on Easter Island & The Falkland Islands.

Alex Sabella

The former Sheffield and Leeds United star Alex Sabella leads Estudiantes to the 2009 Copa Libertadores.

Paolo da Silva

Steve Bruce signs Paraguay defender Paolo da Silva for Sunderland.

Manchester United Look To Latin America

Sir Alex Ferguson turns to Latin American talent to replace Madrid-bound Ronaldo.


Huracan's toque-toque football is a breath of fresh air in the 2009 Clausura.

Carlos Tevez Case

Where will Carlos Tevez be next season?

Team of the 2009 South American Under-17 Championships

The best eleven players from the 2009 South American Under-17 Championships in Chile.

2009 South American Under-17 Championships

Read a preview of 2009 South American Under-17 Championships in Chile.

The Boys From Brazil

The best young Brazilian talent includes Douglas Costa, Neymar, Keirrison and Hernanes.

Carlos Tevez

Is the Carlos Tevez case finally resolved?

Cristian Fabbiani

Nicknamed "El Ogro" Cristian Fabbiani is overweight but scoring goals for River Plate.

Dimayor League

Colombia's Dimayor League was the brash forerunner of the English Premiership.

2009 South American Under-20 Championships

Brazil win the 2009 South American Under-20 Championships in Venezuela.

Football Connections: Chile & Palestine

Palestine's national team taps in to Chilean players with Palestinian heritage.

2009 South American Under-20 Championships

Read a preview of 2009 South American Under-20 Championships in Venezuela.

Free Kick Spray

Referees in Argentina will use a vanishing spray to keep defensive walls at the correct distance.

Carlos Tevez case

Carlos Tevez case - a fresh inquiry is due to investigate the controversial transfer of Tevez to West Ham in 2006.


Ex-Barca, Madrid and Milan superstar Ronaldo makes a fresh start after injury in his homeland with Corinthians.

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