Author: Adam Brandon

Based in Chile, Adam is World Football Index's South American Football Editor, overseeing the output from the most exciting and unpredictable football continent in the world.

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Chilean Primera División 2021 Season Preview

Chilean Primera División 2021 Season Preview

By Adam Brandon. Originally published on Chilean football newsletter Pichanga. Sign up here! This season sees 17 teams battle it out in the [...]
Carlos Palacios Attracts Attention As Unión Española Gain Early Advantage vs Independiente del Valle

Carlos Palacios Attracts Attention As Unión Española Gain Early Advantage vs Independiente del Valle

Unión Española will take a narrow advantage with them to Quito for the second leg as both clubs look to secure a place in the Copa Libertadores third [...]
Ecuador’s Universidad Católica Graduate To The Libertadores

Ecuador’s Universidad Católica Graduate To The Libertadores

By Adam Brandon. Have you ever wanted your team not to win a match? That was the bizarre scenario facing fans of Universidad Católica on the last d [...]
Chile’s Women Prepare For Pivotal Playoff With Friendlies vs Zambia

Chile’s Women Prepare For Pivotal Playoff With Friendlies vs Zambia

By Adam Brandon. This week sees Chile’s women’s national team return to the field for the first time in seven months. With 2021 approaching, La Roj [...]
Erick Pulgar – Fiorentina’s Creative Chilean Going Under The Radar In Europe

Erick Pulgar – Fiorentina’s Creative Chilean Going Under The Radar In Europe

By Adam Brandon. Last year, as the Copa America in Brazil approached, many pundits and journalists in Chile questioned why the key defensive midfie [...]
7 Reasons Norwich Were Relegated And How They Might Fix Things Going Forward

7 Reasons Norwich Were Relegated And How They Might Fix Things Going Forward

From mid-September onwards in the 2018/19 Championship, Norwich swept away nearly all before them in their march to the title. They were tipped by [...]
Moises Caicedo – Ecuadorian Superstar In The Making?

Moises Caicedo – Ecuadorian Superstar In The Making?

In the second scouting profile on young South American talent in the primary stage of their professional development, Adam Brandon takes a look at Moi [...]
On This Day, July 4th 2015: 22 Photos From The Copa America Final – Chile vs Argentina

On This Day, July 4th 2015: 22 Photos From The Copa America Final – Chile vs Argentina

By Adam Brandon. Five years ago, on the 4th July, Chile ended their 99-year long wait for silverware by beating neighbours and tournament favourite [...]
Carlos Palacios – Chile’s Most Exciting Wonderkid

Carlos Palacios – Chile’s Most Exciting Wonderkid

Welcome to a new series of player profiles looking at young South American talents that are very much in the primary stage of their professional caree [...]
Chile 1989 – El Condorazo

Chile 1989 – El Condorazo

By Adam Brandon. A popular tale always told is how the military instils discipline in people. However, as the dictatorship in Chile revealed, a mil [...]
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