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Why This Happens
What are the consequences for getting caught diving? A mere yellow card. That means you can try getting away with a penalty and the worst case scenario is you get a warning, meaning the striker will have to be careful with his challenges from now on to the rest of the game. Which is worthless because strikers don’t generally try to tackle down players from the other team. The yellow card becomes a simple warning that you’ve been caught diving, and that’s not nearly enough to deter players from diving again in the future.
Of course, if you manage to trick the ref by diving (which isn’t difficult), you can easily get a yellow or even a red for the other team and a free kick or a penalty for your team. In other words, the punishment for getting caught diving is less severe than the punishment the other team will receive if you get away with it. Is it really a wonder players are doing this?
Ways This Is Being Controlled
The short answer: it’s not. Diving has been a plague to soccer for at least the last decade, and it’s only gotten worse because FIFA has been doing such a half assed job on basically everything related to soccer. FIFA doesn’t want goal line technology, video replay or anything useful in an attempt to keep the game “pure”. Or some other nonsense.
Hockey is a thousand years ahead in this aspect. It is constantly evolving and adapting with the faster speed of players and the increased chances of getting injured. There’s also a lot more support with technology and even human arbitration than in soccer.
While hockey has 2 referees for the rink, 2 linesmen and 2 goal judges, soccer has 1 referee to make calls for the entire field (which has an area 4 5 times larger than a hockey rink) as well as 2 linesmen. Hockey also has the benefit of video replay which soccer refuses to implement. When any fan watching the game through television can tell you when a bad call has been made a few seconds after it occurred and you still choose not to use video replay, then you’ve got problems.
Hockey takes this one step further: in the off chance that they do miss a call in a game, they will analyze the play and give a ban or a fine to a player in the hopes of deterring this kind of behaviour. These bans are getting stricter now as well, though they still need to work on giving more consistent bans (sometimes the same foul will get a very different number of games banned). Soccer? It doesn’t do this except when a player swears or gives a foul gesture.
Diving still occurs in hockey, though, and some really questionable calls have been made in recent years, like when San Jose’s Devin Setoguchi slashed Detroit’s Johann Franzen in the 2010 playoffs and Franzen got the penalty. Even so, they’re a rarity and clearly hockey is trying to keep them to a minimum. Human error is inevitable, but so much easier to prevent and correct when you have video footage of the incident.
Soccer’s philosophy is almost completely backwards in this sense because FIFA wants to keep human error as a way of creating an outcome for the game. Some speculate this is to allow games to be fixed or gambling to occur, but whether the reason is money or sheer stupidity is beside the point. They’re ruining the game by stopping its advancement and preventing it from adapting to modern times.
Even though soccer is my favourite sport, I have to concede that hockey is a lot more entertaining to watch simply because it keeps evolving, maintaining its integrity while keeping it competitive and dynamic. Meanwhile, soccer is stuck in the dark ages.
How to Fix ThisIt can’t be completely corrected, but infringements like diving can be kept to a minimum with simple things like video replay, adding another referee, and actually punishing these divers.
A general concern is that the video replay will take too much time to resolve the issue. Most of the time this is not the case.
When watching the 2012 World Cup, it was pretty clear that Lampard had scored against Germany and that the first goal in Argentina vs. Mexico was offside. We knew this immediately after the fact (in fact some of the Mexican players were complaining to the referee as they watched the replay on the stadium’s big screen before the Argentinian players had even finished celebrating).
In hockey most video replays are resolved in less than 2 minutes, though some can take up to 10. Even so, there are many things that take up a lot of time in soccer: celebrations, questioning calls, scrums and diving itself (and by diving I mean diving, pretending to be injured, getting dramatically carried off on a stretcher and then returning a few minutes later this eats up a lot of time).
You can easily resolve this and do what most sports do: stop time when the play is not continuing. It’s really simple: get a stopwatch
If the ball goes out of play, stop time. When it goes back in play, start it again. If there’s a foul, stop time and be wary if the players try to do a quick free kick, because then you’ll need to start it again. That’s about as complicated as it gets
Oh and sometimes a play may have to be restarted because the ref sees an infringement. If that happens, simply go back to the time that it was at previously. Anyone with a computer or smartphone can do that. It’s not hard. It may change the dynamics of the game a bit too as players rush and give their all as it nears 90, but is that a bad thing?
You could also just keep playing until the ball gets knocked out of play or in no man’s land after the 90, like we currently do, but at least stop time from ticking when someone is just fetching the ball. To them I say, why do you call it football when 90% of the time you’re running around with the ball in your hands? As for manly, well I guess they’re right. I mean American football is a sport where you are excused for grabbing other large, sweaty men in areas unknown and jumping on top of each other all for a ball (or balls). You can’t get manlier than that.
Despite their ignorance they do have a hint of truth behind their statements. Soccer is lacking in competitiveness and integrity because of the way FIFA is dealing with divers and how they refuse to include technology in the game. It’s turning soccer from the beautiful game into a complete joke.
Brazil shows pride to defeat Mexico
2014 FIFA World Cup host came from behind with ten players and defeated ‘El Tri’ on the road by 2 1, thanks to a penalty defended by Jefferson and the goals from Ronaldinho and Marcelo late in the second half.
After a poor game against Costa Rica last Friday, which despite winning by 1 0 didn’t fulfill the fans expectations, Brazil wanted to change its image against Mexico, team that had a streak of 14 matches undefeated. Leaded by their star and former FIFA World Player of the year, Ronaldinho, who had four years without scoring for the National Team, the Brazilians arrived to Corona Stadium in search of a victory that allowed them to dissipate the critics at least until their next friendly game, against Gabon on November 10 at Libreville.
It was their 36th head to head confrontation, and Brazil was on the lead with 20 victories, against nine from the Mexicans the other six games ended up tied that put themselves ahead in score early in the game, through an own goal from Brazilian defender David Luiz at minute 10. Things got worse for the five time FIFA World Cup Champions when Dani Alves was sent off with his second yellow card of the game, after bringing down Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez inside the box in the last minutes of the first half. Mexico had the chance of taking a two goal lead before the break, but goalkeeper Jefferson defended the penalty kick from Andres Guardado.
In the second half is seemed as if Mexico was the team with 10 players on pitch, instead of the ‘Canarinha’ that began to control the game leaded by a great Ronaldinho. It was going to be Brazil’s number 10 and captain who through a free kick tied the game to one apiece with 11 minutes to go, and broke his 4 year streak of no goals with the National team.
That goal was a boost for the Brazilians, who not satisfied with the draw went upfront for more. They got their reward four minutes later, when Marcelo scored their second goal of the night after a good individual play inside the box, for the 2 1 victory.
It was the first defeat for the Mexicans under coach Jose Manuel de la Torre’s order in 15 games, while for his Brazilian colleague ‘Mano’ Meneses it was his tenth victory with the ‘Canarinha’ in 18 games.
Brazil showed pride to overcome adversity, which left ‘Mano’ very happy for that “indignation” he saw reflected on his players when they found themselves down by one in the score, and then again when Alves was sent off with a red card. And Brazil also showed some luck to win this game, because if Jefferson wouldn’t have blocked Guardado’s penalty kick, picking up a 2 goal deficit against Mexico on the road would have been improbable.
That missed penalty gave them a boost to win the game, and post match Neymar confirmed it: “after the penalty blocked by Jefferson, I said in the locker room that we were going to win anyway.”
Fifa World Cup million Of Tickets Already Sold
According to a report submitted by the website of FIFA, more than 4.7 lakh tickets for the FIFA World Cup were allotted during the second random selection draw for all matches except the final match and the opening match that are scheduled to be held in Rio De Janeiro or Sao Paulo respectively. During this sales phase, Brazilian fans received around 60 per cent of the inventory.
Across all general public sales phases, FIFA has stated that inclusive of the sale of the participating teams quotas, around 1.5 million tickets were allocated to the supporters, of which 43% is for international fans, while 57% is for Brazilians. Being the host nation, Brazil still remains the nation with the most assigned tickets and this is followed by other countries like America, Colombia, Germany, Argentina, England, Australia, France, Childe and Mexico.
People from Brazil or other countries, interested in watching matches directly at copa mundo brasil, which means FIFA World Cup in Brazil, there are websites selling tickets for the same. Interested people can browse through a reliable website to check whether there are tickets available for the matches that they are planning to visit. Watching the favorite players in live action can be highly enthralling and this is the reason why so many tickets were already sold and sales is still continuing.
When the user friendly website dealing with entradas para el mundial, which means tickets for world cup is selected, people interested in procuring the tickets can easily understand the seat availability at the stadium. This is because these portals would have clearly given the picture of the seats that are vacant and that are already booked. Also, they can decide whether they wish to find a place in the back of the goal posts or the side of the goal posts and can accordingly select the seat if it is available for booking.
In general, the seats are divided into different categories ranging from category 1 to category 4 and there are also other alternatives like seats allocated for media people, VIP/VVIP and suites too. Of course, the cost will differ as per the category.
So, if you are looking for entradas para el mundial to make your visit to a particular match in copa mundo brasil, careful selection of a reliable website should be done. An internet search can be helpful. But, ensure that you are selecting the right website so that your money will not be deceived. Beamon May 24th 2014 Four time Pro Bowl quarterback and 2000 Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner refers to as Johnny Manziel the leading quarterback expectation in the 2014 draft class.