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Joel Campbell reprimanded for outrageous dive

FIFA has reprimanded Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell for diving in a World Cup qualifier against the United States.

Campbell, currently on loan at Greek side Olympiakos, dropped the ground and rolled around the floor during the September 6 match in San Jose after Matt Besler accidentally stepped on his foot.

Besler was shown a yellow card by the referee, which meant he was suspended for the following World Cup qualifier against Mexico.

Now FIFA has issued a reprimand saying Campbell breached article 57 of its disciplinary code which calls for sanctions by a player “who violates the principles of fair play or whose behaviour is otherwise unsporting”.

A FIFA spokesman said: “We can confirm that the FIFA disciplinary committee has sanctioned the player Joel Campbell of Costa Rica with a reprimand for breaching art. 57 of the FIFA disciplinary code.”

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