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Entropy, competitiveness and UEFA football ranking

Ferreira, Paulo (2015): Entropy, competitiveness and UEFA football ranking.


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This paper intends to explore the utilization of entropy through football, generalizing the interpretation of entropy. We consider it as a measure of competitiveness of football leagues and relate it to the UEFA ranking, which ranks yearly the performance of countries in European Cups. We expect that more competitive leagues, meaning that a championship is more leveled, have a better UEFA ranking. Correlating entropy with UEFA ranking, we find evidence of that relationship

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