10 Dives That Brought Shame on the Beautiful Game

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10 Dives That Brought Shame on the Beautiful Game
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While Netherlands winger Arjen Robben recently made an honest statement, reported on ESPN, about his simulation antics in his country’s 2-1 win against Mexico in this summer’s World Cup, there are many others of whom will continue diving to gain an advantage in games.

Robben is a repeat offender and has long been criticised for going to ground too readily, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Ashley Young are two other players well-known for how easily they go down under little contact from an opponent, according to the Telegraph.

Diving has long been a scourge in the beautiful game, but players aren’t being given punishments that prove to be effective deterrents, which means diving will continue to go on until a stern punitive measure is made.

But what incidents have been some of the worst simulations in football history? In no order, here are 10 dives that brought shame on the game.

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