The Socio-Economic Determinants of International Soccer Performance
AbstractThis paper reports regression results identifying the variables influencing a country’s performance in international soccer games. The results reveal that economic, demographic, cultural and climatic factors are important. In particular, inverted U-shape relationships are identified with respect to temperature and per-capita wealth. We also find a significant interaction between Latin cultural origin and population size, while both variables are individually insignificant. Explanations for our results are offered.
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Volume (Year): V (2002)
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football; FIFA World Ranking; Latin culture;
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