I am far from well versed enough on soccer to make that call, but the commentary I saw after the game fell uniformly somewhere between, "you don't call that at that point in the game" and "it should never have been called." That certainly makes sense to this nascent fan. Even if that was legit, diving is pervasive, even considered to be strategy, in soccer, no? I find that to be distasteful.
6/29/14 at 4:33pm