Nash Equilibrium in Strictly Competitive Games: Live Play in Soccer
I model a scoring situation that arises frequently during soccer matches. The Nash equilibrium solution is shown to be broadly consistent with the conventional wisdom of experts. Data on goals scored over an entire season in Italyï¾’s soccer league provide statistical support for a prediction of the modelï¾’s Nash equilibrium.
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|Date of creation:||01 Dec 2004|
|Publication status:||Published in Economics Letters, December 2004, vol. 85 no. 3, pp. 365-371|
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