21 outrageous dives for your viewing pleasure.
The issue of “simulation” – diving to the common man – is back in the headlines this week, after Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Yaya Toure wowed fans with some spectacular efforts this weekend.
FIFA’s vice-president is the latest to wade into the debate, describing diving as a “cancer within the game”. Serious stuff.
We take a look back at twenty-one outrageous dives.
Morten Gamst Pedersen, Arsenal vs Blackburn (2009)
One-footed winger is hacked down by Arsenal’s invisible centre-half.