FA TO INTRODUCE DIVING BANS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE NEXT SEASON

Players who dive in English football will face bans from next season under new Football Association regulations.

Under the new rules, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will review footage each Monday looking for cases of simulation.

Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.

The FA defines the new offence for which players will be punished as “successful deception of a match official”.

Only incidents that result in a player winning a penalty or lead to an opponent being sent off – through either a direct red card or two yellow cards – will be punished.

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