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03-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
What did the IFAB do to stop embellishment and diving? I must've missed it.

And it wouldn't even need a rule change by the IFAB to stop this crap, but merely a change of policy by FIFA to allow post-game reviews of dives and handing out suspensions for it.
That's what happened. Merely a change of stance, not some sort of passage of legislation. The FA spearheaded the change in attitude. It's reflected in the EPL with harsher discipline to diving which is very apparent. When the FA takes a stance the other three British FAs usually fall in line. So with half of the IFAB being harder on diving Blatter doesn't want to look bad and pushes the policy in FIFA as well.

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