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Type: research-article
Title: Previous participation in FIFA World-Cup: the key to success?
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Author: Kobal
Ronaldo; Barroso
Renato; Abad
Cesar Cavinato Cal; Kitamura
Kátia; Carmo
Everton Crivoi do; Pereira
Lucas; Nakamura
Fábio Yuzo; Loturco
Irineu
Abstract: This qualitative-descriptive investigation examining the influence exerted by experienced soccer-players on the ranking obtained from the four best-ranked by their teams in the last four FIFA World Cups (WC). They were divided into experienced-players (at least one WC participation [+1WC]) or non-experienced players (no previous participation [1WC]). Thereafter, they were classified according to their contribution in each of the playoff matches in a given WC: STARTER (started all matches); START/SUBST (started at least one match); SUBST/BENCH (did not start any matches, but replaced a player in at least one match); and BENCH (did not participate in matches). The sample was composed of 33.7% experienced and 66.3% non-experienced players. The number of players +1WC in finalist teams was significantly higher than in the non-finalist teams (p<0.05). In addition, when compared with the non-finalist teams, the finalists presented significantly higher number of players STARTER with +1WC (p<0.05). Possibly, the selection of experienced players to participate in WC may be an effective strategy to achieve better competitive performance.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1980-6574201600020010
Address: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1980-65742016000200073
Date Issue: 2016
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