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06-17-2014, 12:21 PM
I admit that I only really watch soccer/futball during this and the Olympics tournaments. BUT, what is with all the diving and theatrics on every contact???? This makes the Canadiens look like pikers when it comes to diving.....No wonder the sport can't shake its pussy reputation in the US. Soccer needs to adopt something along the lines of the NHL's rule 64....
Rule 64 - Diving / Embellishment

64.1 Diving / Embellishment Any player who blatantly dives, embellishes a fall or a reaction, or who feigns an injury shall be penalized with a minor penalty under this rule.

A goalkeeper who deliberately initiates contact with an attacking player other than to establish position in the crease, or who otherwise acts to create the appearance of other than incidental contact with an attacking player, is subject to the assessment of a minor penalty for diving / embellishment.

06-17-2014, 12:27 PM
I watched a little bit of one game and I was disgusted by this as well! It really turned be off (oh that and the fact that there are like 5 shots on goal the entire game!)