World Cup Brazil – Video Referees? Or, Embrace Diving and Build Excitement & Anticipation?

Diving

The World Cup is underway in Brazil with Croatia vs Brazil in the opening match. It was an enjoyable game but an incident during the game raised a few questions for me and my brother when Fred, Brazil’s striker ‘appeared’ to dive and ‘win’ a penalty. Bringing up talk of video referees to stamp diving out of the game, but is that the best way or should we embrace diving? Bare with me…

Much is being madeĀ of players diving to win penalties in the last few seasons with Yellow Cards introduced to try to stop diving, except players still dive and it’s obvious why…

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