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(2017). Selected Physiological Profile among Malaysian 3rd Tier Fam League Football Players. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 7(5): 372-380. DOI: 10.18488/journal.1/2017.7.5/1.5.372.380
The purpose of this study was to determine physiological profile of body
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