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Encyclopedia > Diving (football)

Diving (or simulation - the term used by FIFA) in the context of football is an attempt by a player to gain an unfair advantage by diving to the ground and possibly simulating an injury, to appear as if a foul has been committed. Dives are often used to exaggerate the amount of contact present in a challenge. Deciding on whether a player has dived is very subjective, and one of the most controversial aspects of football discussion. Players do this so they can receive free kicks or penalty kicks, which can provide scoring opportunities, or so the opposing player receives a yellow or red card, giving their own team an advantage. Dive is a word that can have several meanings: Diving is the act of plunging head first into water, or swimming under water. ... This article is about the general term. ... This article is about an international football organization. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... A foul in football (soccer) is an unfair act by a player which is deemed by the referee to contravene Law 12 of the Laws of the Game. ... For other uses, see Tackle. ... A free-kick in football describes the situation where a player on the opposing team has committed a foul, and you are given the ball to play from the position where the offence took place. ... Bonaventure Kalou of the Ivory Coast takes a penalty against Dragoslav Jevrić of S&M during the 2006 World Cup. ... Misconduct in football (soccer) is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal) in accordance with Law 12 the Laws of the Game. ...

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Punishment

Football referees and the governing body FIFA are now trying to prevent diving with more powerful punishments as part of their ongoing target to stop all kinds of simulation in football.[1] The game's rules now state that "Any simulating action anywhere on the field, which is intended to deceive the referee, must be sanctioned as unsporting behaviour" which is misconduct punishable by a yellow card.[2] The rule changes are in response to an increasing trend of diving and simulation. A referee presides over a game of association football (soccer). ... The Laws of the Game (also known as the Laws of Football) are the rules governing a game of association football (soccer). ... Unsporting Behaviour Unsporting Behaviour can be found in many sports, but is often referred to in Soccer/Football. ... Misconduct in football (soccer) is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal) in accordance with Law 12 the Laws of the Game. ...


Famous incidents

  • Franny Lee of Manchester City, Derby County and England was one of the first players in English football to get a reputation for diving. In one season he scored 35 goals, 15 of which came from penalties mainly won by him. This inevitably led to accusations of simulation and he was dubbed Lee One Pen or Lee Won Pen.
  • During the 1998 World Cup, in a quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands, Ariel Ortega received a red card for headbutting Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, after van der Sar confronted Ortega on his play-acting attempt to draw a penalty. Ortega had already been cautioned by the referee for diving, but his "head-butt" was really only an intimidating gesture which didn't actually hit Van der Sar.[3][4]
  • A notorious incident of a player not caught simulating until after the match occurred during the Brazil vs Turkey group stage match during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Rivaldo was about to take a corner when Hakan Ünsal of Turkey kicked the ball at him, as he was annoyed about the time Rivaldo was taking and Turkey wanted to hurry up the game. Rivaldo collapsed dramatically holding his face despite the fact that the ball had hit him on his legs. Ünsal was sent off and Brazil went on to win the match. Rivaldo was fined, but the sanctions were criticised as too lenient. Rivaldo's excuse was "I was thinking in advance, I thought that the ball was going to roll up my body and hit me in the head, therefore I tried to protect myself".[5]
  • Arsenal's Robert Pires was accused of diving when he went down easily to earn his team a penalty against Portsmouth in 2003.[6] Arsenal were 1-0 down and the resulting spot kick earned them a 1-1 draw. The Gunners would end the 2003-2004 season unbeaten and would later complete a record 49 match unbeaten streak.
  • On 5 February 2006, Arjen Robben exaggerated a fall after being shoved in the face by Liverpool F.C. goalkeeper José Reina, resulting in Reina being sent off.[7] The incident came moments after Reina had made a clumsy challenge on another opponent.
  • At the 2006 World Cup, during the Australia vs Italy game, Italian defender Fabio Grosso was controversially awarded a penalty in closing stages of the round of 16 when he appeared to simulate a foul where he actually tripped over Lucas Neil of Australia Italy won the match 1-0 and went on to win the World Cup.
  • On July 5, in the semi-final against France, which Portugal lost 1-0, Cristiano Ronaldo was loudly booed each time he had possession of the ball, by French and English fans alike. Ronaldo (and other members of his side) has been accused of trying to influence the referee by diving.[8][9][10][11][12] There have been similar accusations in the past, and Ronaldo has been booked for the offence more than once in the English Premiership.[13][14][15] Shortly after he dropped back to second place in the online voting for Best Young Player, it was reported by BBC Sport that this was partly because of an email campaign by an England supporter urging people to vote for Luis Valencia, who was the second place player to prevent Ronaldo from winning the award.[16] Though the online vote only affected the nomination process, FIFA Technical Study Group awarded the honours to Germany's Lukas Podolski, citing Ronaldo's behaviour as a factor.[17]

Francis Lee is a former professional footballer, who played in the 1960s and 1970s, including many appearances for the English national team. ... Qualifying countries The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled in 1938. ... Ariel Arnaldo Ortega (born March 4, 1974 in Libertador General San Martín, Jujuy) is an Argentinian footballer, who currently plays for Club Atlético River Plate as a midfielder. ... Edwin van der Sar (born 29 October 1970 in Voorhout) is a professional Dutch footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ... Hakan Ãœnsal (born May 14, 1973 in Sinop) is a Turkish football player. ... Robert Pirès (born 29 October 1973 of Portuguese and Spanish descent) is a French international football player. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984 in Bedum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... José Manuel Reina Páez (born 31st August 1982 in Madrid), is commonly known as Pepe Reina (his preferred nickname), or José Reina. ... Fabio Grosso, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2], (born November 28, 1977) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who plays for Ligue 1 team Olympique Lyonnais and the Italian national football team. ... Lucas Edward Neill (born March 9, 1978 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who is the captain of West Ham United, and most often plays at full-back or centre-back. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera (born August 4, 1985) is an Ecuadorian footballer who is contracted with Villarreal CF, but has played most recently on loan at Recreativo de Huelva, in Spain. ... Lukas Podolski (IPA–German: ) (born as on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland, nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German footballer of Polish origin. ... Steven George Gerrard MBE (IPA: []) (born 30 May 1980, Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ...

References

  1. ^ FIFA (2006-03-04). IFAB clamps down on time-wasting, reckless play and simulation. Press release.
  2. ^ Laws of the Game, Law 12, Decision 5
  3. ^ Jones, P. (1998, July 4). Long-awaited revenge - The Netherlands pay back controversial loss to Argentina. In CNN/SI - World Cup France '98. Retrieved on July 18, 2006.
  4. ^ You're out! - Ortega receives three game suspension for headbutting. (1998, July 5). In CNN/SI - World Cup France '98. Retrieved on July 18, 2006)
  5. ^ "Rivaldo fined for play-acting", ESPN, 2002-06-05. 
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/3109874.stm
  7. ^ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2006/0205/liverpool.html
  8. ^ youtube.com. Portugal have a Dive. Retrieved on 2006-07-20.
  9. ^ Mike Hytner. "Diving threatens to ruin game", Eurosport, 2006-07-06. Retrieved on 2006-07-10. 
  10. ^ John Haydon. "Semifinal act", The Washington Times, 2006-07-06. Retrieved on 2006-07-06. 
  11. ^ Martyn Ziegler. "NO FOND FAREWELL FOR SCOLARI", Sporting Life, 2006-07-05. Retrieved on 2006-07-10. 
  12. ^ Bruce Crumley. "Hungry to the final whistle", Time, 2006-07-05. Retrieved on 2006-07-06. 
  13. ^ Henry Winter. "Ferguson's men script a showdown", The Daily Telegraph, 2005-04-18. Retrieved on 2006-07-06. 
  14. ^ Roy Collins. "Wolves turn the tables on United", The Daily Telegraph, 2004-01-18. Retrieved on 2006-07-06. 
  15. ^ Tim Rich. "Two sent off as United receive history lesson", The Daily Telegraph, 2005-04-18. Retrieved on 2006-07-06. 
  16. ^ "Supporters 'hijack' Ronaldo vote", BBC, 2006-07-06. Retrieved on 2006-07-10. 
  17. ^ "Podolski beats Ronaldo to award", BBC, 2006-07-07. Retrieved on 2006-07-10. 
  18. ^ "ANDORRA 0-3 ENGLAND", Daily Mirror, 2007-03-29. 

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