Kjetil K. Haugen1
1Faculty of Logistics Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics
This article presents a simple linear regression between national football team quality and uncertainty of outcome in associated national leagues. The main results indicate no significant causal relationship between the variables, a conclusion somewhat contradictive to many practitioners argument on improving competitive balance in local leagues as a mean of improving national team quality.
Key words: Uncertainty of outcome, FIFA rank, number of teams in league, causality