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Emotional intelligence (EI) involves the ability to carry out accurate reasoning about emotions and the ability to use emotions and emotional knowledge to enhance thought. Emotions play an integral part in the development and performance of athletes and teams.Sport is an environment where individuals have to motivate themselves to achieve long-term goals through hard training. Moreover, athletes are required to consistently cope with the stress of hard training and competitive pressure, and this includes understanding and regulating their emotions and those of other individuals.

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Dr. Biju Thomas. (2019). Emotional Intelligence for Optimal Performance: Handling Dietary Habits, Anxiety and Aggression in Football Players. History Research Journal, 5(6), 3043-3054. Retrieved from