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What Is The Definition Of Diving In Soccer?

1. This occurs when a player falls to the ground to make it appear as though they have been fouled. In some cases, the player will also fake an injury in order to increase the chances of a foul being called. Diving typically occurs when the diving player has the ball and is approached by a defender. This strategy is controversial since it is considered an unfair means of gaining an advantage in play and deciding whether the fall is real or faked is typically subjective.

Examples Of How Diving Is Used In Commentary

1. That ref gave the team a free kick for that foul, but I’m pretty sure it was a dive.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Soccer

Also Known As:

1. Dive
2. Simulation (official term used mostly by referees)

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