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Winners with the Red Shirts On

by Staff


Tags: Sports Psychology,

China SoccerGamblers take note: Always bet on the red team. After analyzing 55 years of soccer results, researchers at Plymouth and Durham universities in England found that teams with red jerseys fared significantly better than other teams, Cat O’Donovan reports for Cosmos Online. Teams with yellow and orange uniforms did the worst. Some speculate that the advantage may come from an association between the color red and male aggression. O’Donovan writes that previous studies found a strong advantage for red-clad contestants in “wresting, taekwondo, and boxing, but not for team sports,” until now. Looks like China might fare well in the 2008 Olympic games.

Bennett Gordon