Tag Archives: football

“Ultimate embarrassment” – Coping with negative media coverage in professional sports

I want you to remember the 9th of July 2014, the morning after the FIFA World Cup semifinal in which the Brazilian team lost 1:7 to the German team. I do not only want to remind you of this day … Continue reading

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Barcelona – The best football team ever? Psychological keys of a great success

Despite the plethora of articles already been written about it, I could not miss the opportunity to expressing my own ideas about what I consider to be the best football team I   have ever witnessed, not only for their sport … Continue reading

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Is football just a bunch of brainless people chasing a ball?

A couple of decades ago, as I heard from my parents, playing football was described as an activity that had nothing to do with “intelligent people”. Some people probably still perceive that the game is all about running for 90 … Continue reading

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The supporters: the 12th player of a football team.

Football is the most popular sport in the world and has millions of fans around the globe. If someone watches this sport for the first time, they will most likely enjoy the plethora of colors, sounds and celebratory images that are … Continue reading

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Inspired by EURO stars: Talent detection in football

When watching the EURO 2012 and observing stars like Gomez (Germany), Ronaldo (Portugal), Lewandowski (Poland), or van Persie (Netherlands) perform, one cannot but ask oneself, who detected these talents in their youth? Who offered these players contracts early on in … Continue reading

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