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Editor’s Choice Football (Soccer) Collection

European Journal of Sport Science

We have collated a selection of football-related articles that have been published in the European Journal of Sport Science to highlight the multi-faceted nature of this most popular global sport. The papers that have been selected illustrate the fascinating complexity of the determinants of success in football including: coaching, environmental factors, fitness, footwear, home advantage​, injuries, learning, motivation, nutrition​, physiology, psychology, rehabilitation​, skill, social support, tactics, talent identification​, team work, training, and referee decisions. We look forward to further exploring the scientific and social bases to participation and performance in football.

     
Singing it for “us”: Team passion displayed during national anthems is associated with subsequent successMatthew J. Slater, S. Alexander Haslam & Niklas K. Steffens Singing it for “us”: Team passion displayed during national anthems is associated with subsequent successVolume, 18Issue 4 (2018)
The prognostic value of physiological and physical characteristics in youth soccer: A systematic reviewDennis Murr, Johannes Raabe & Oliver Höner The prognostic value of physiological and physical characteristics in youth soccer: A systematic reviewVolume 18Issue 1 (2018)
Symptoms of common mental disorders and related stressors in Danish professional football and handballÖzgür Kilic, Haruhito Aoki, Rasmus Haagensen, et al. Symptoms of common mental disorders and related stressors in Danish professional football and handballVolume 17 Issue 10 (2017)
Associations between retirement reasons, chronic pain, athletic identity, and depressive symptoms among former professional footballersGeorge Sanders & Clare Stevinson Associations between retirement reasons, chronic pain, athletic identity, and depressive symptoms among former professional footballersVolume 17 Issue 10 (2017)
The effects of an increased calorie breakfast consumed prior to simulated match-play in Academy soccer playersMarc A. Briggs, Liam D. Harper, Ged McNamee, et al. The effects of an increased calorie breakfast consumed prior to simulated match-play in Academy soccer playersVolume 17Issue 7 (2017)
Does slow motion impact on the perception of foul play in football?Jochim Spitz, Koen Put, Johan Wagemans, et al. Does slow motion impact on the perception of foul play in football?Volume 17 Issue 6 (2017)
Walking football as sustainable exercise for older adults – A pilot investigationPeter Reddy, Irundika Dias, Carol Holland, et al. Walking football as sustainable exercise for older adults – A pilot investigationVolume 17 Issue 5 (2017)
Talented football players' development of achievement motives, volitional components, and self-referential cognitions: A longitudinal study Philip Feichtinger & Oliver Höner Talented football players' development of achievement motives, volitional components, and self-referential cognitions: A longitudinal study Volume 15 Issue 8 (2015)
Practice and play in the development of German top-level professional football playersManuel Hornig, Friedhelm Aust & Arne Güllich Practice and play in the development of German top-level professional football playersVolume 16Issue 1 (2016)
Football experts versus sports economists: Whose forecasts are better?Bernd Frick & Pamela Wicker Football experts versus sports economists: Whose forecasts are better?Volume 16Issue 5 (2016)
Squad management, injury and match performance in a professional soccer team over a championship-winning seasonChristopher Carling, Franck Le Gall, Alan McCall, et al. Squad management, injury and match performance in a professional soccer team over a championship-winning seasonVolume 15 Issue 7 (2015)
Acceleration and sprint profiles of a professional elite football team in match playJørgen Ingebrigtsen, Terje Dalen, Geir Håvard Hjelde, et al. Acceleration and sprint profiles of a professional elite football team in match playVolume 15 Issue 2 (2015)
Influence of players' vocalisations on soccer referees' decisionsHeiko Lex, Alexandra Pizzera, Marija Kurtes, et al. Influence of players' vocalisations on soccer referees' decisionsVolume 15Issue 5 (2015)

Artificial turf surfaces: Perception of safety, sporting feature, satisfaction and preference of football users
Pablo Burillo, Leonor Gallardo, Jose Luis Felipe, et al. Artificial turf surfaces: Perception of safety, sporting feature, satisfaction and preference of football usersVolume 14 Issue 1 (2014)
Home advantage and referee bias in European footballChris Goumas Home advantage and referee bias in European footballVolume 14 Issue 1 (2014)
Foul or dive? Motor contributions to judging ambiguous foul situations in footballPeter G. Renden, Sander Kerstens, Raôul R. D. Oudejans, et al. Foul or dive? Motor contributions to judging ambiguous foul situations in footballVolume 14Issue 1 (2014)