Diving Controversy Comes To A Head In Britain

I think we can all agree that diving is a big turnoff, and a contributing reason that soccer hasn’t really caught on in the U.S. But as fake fouls go, you have to admit that Arsenal’s Eduardo took it to the top level in a Champions League game against Celtic last week.

Somehow, Eduardo got the ref to buy it when he flopped near the goal while being challenged by Celtic keeper Artur Boruc. Of course, Boruc threw a royal fit, because he clearly didn’t touch anyone. (Video below). But here’s a surprise: The UEFA has retroactively banned Eduardo for two games for the trickery.

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Terry, Chelsea Let Champs League Title Slip Away

John Terry had a chance to claim the UEFA Champions League crown. After 90 minutes of play resulted in a 1-1 tie, Chelsea & Manchester United had to settle their score through penalty kicks.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored Man U’s regulation-time goal, missed his penalty shot, leaving the door open for Terry to clinch it in Chelsea’s final kick. But rain kept falling on Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, and field conditions became more slick. Read more…