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Why do junior players have to dive?

Young players watch their heroes on TV and see them diving to gain an advantage over their opponents.

It’s no wonder they dive. And it isn’t easy for referees to judge who is diving and who has really been fouled. I don’t like to see it, but there have been some very comical moments when a young player tries to con the referee and we all end up laughing.

Watch this video of Atletico Junior v America de Cali in Colombia. I don’t think the Atletico fans were laughing at this but how on earth did the assistant referee fail to spot it?

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Ahahahah! Already had seen that video, but still laugh!
Nice work you have been doing in Coaching soccer, well, at least from the newsletter!
Let me finnish my course at university, hopefully in the next few months and I will probably by your cards also!
Keep up the good work!

Márcio Guerra

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