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Concentration and Self-talk in Football

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Concentration and Self-talk in Football. / Farina, Mirko; Cei, Alberto.

Football Psychology: : From Theory to Practice. Routledge, 2019.

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Farina, M & Cei, A 2019, Concentration and Self-talk in Football. in Football Psychology: : From Theory to Practice. Routledge.

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Farina, M., & Cei, A. (Accepted/In press). Concentration and Self-talk in Football. In Football Psychology: : From Theory to Practice Routledge.

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Farina M, Cei A. Concentration and Self-talk in Football. In Football Psychology: : From Theory to Practice. Routledge. 2019

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Farina, Mirko ; Cei, Alberto. / Concentration and Self-talk in Football. Football Psychology: : From Theory to Practice. Routledge, 2019.

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