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Because Everybody’s Diving

Diving (or simulation –the term used by FIFA) in the context of association football is an attempt by a player to gain an unfair advantage by diving to the ground and possibly feigning an injury, to appear as if a foul has been committed (from Wikipedia). One game that win a debate on this issue was round of 16 in the world cup 2006 between Australia and Italy. Until the 90th minutes, the score was 0-0. In the eve of normal time, Fabio Grosso, Italian left wing back, penetrates to the Australian field of play. In the penalty box, he was down by what it looks like a challenge from Australian back, Lucas Neill. The referee, Luis MEDINA CANTALEJO, gave Italy penalty –later executed by Francesco Read More [...]