Antonio Candreva will still be wiping egg off his face when he wakes up this morning.
The Lazio midfielder was caught taking an embarrassing dive in the penalty box during Italy’s 1-0 win over Malta on Thursday, fooling absolutely nobody in the process.
Graziano Pelle had already put the hosts in front in Group H, but Candreva was clearly looking to put a gloss on the scoreline with a late spot-kick.
Instead, he got exactly what he deserved: a yellow card and his tail between his legs.
That dive would score a 0.5 at the very best.