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Determinants of aggressiveness on the soccer pitch: evidence from FIFA and UEFA tournaments

Caruso, Raul and Di Domizio, Marco and Savage, David A. (2015): Determinants of aggressiveness on the soccer pitch: evidence from FIFA and UEFA tournaments.

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of aggressiveness on the soccer pitch in 463 matches from FIFA (World Cup) and UEFA (Euro Cup) tournaments spanning from 1994 to 2012. We highlight the role of several measures of international rivalry between countries on the players’ aggressive behaviour

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