Andrew Downie is the South American sports correspondent for Reuters. He has been a foreign correspondent for three decades, living in Mexico, Haiti and Brazil and his work has appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, the Guardian and GQ, amongst many others. His first book, Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend, was the definitive biography of the late Brazilian captain and was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2017. It has sold into many territories around the world. His latest book, an oral history of the 1970 World Cup entitled The Greatest Show on Earth will be published by Polaris in September 2021. He divides his time between the UK and Brazil.