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The underdog should always fire the first salvo against Brazil


  • Liam John Anthony Lenten


A popular myth in football (soccer) that it is unwise tactically to score early against Brazil is busted using data from 1993 to 2010. This result provides further evidence about the choice of timing of effort exertion by an underdog in a finite-length industry contest against a more favoured opponent.

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  • Liam John Anthony Lenten, 2012. "The underdog should always fire the first salvo against Brazil," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(10), pages 935-938, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:10:p:935-938
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.608633

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