I love the World Cup.
The biggest sporting event on the planet, you can’t beat the passion the players and spectators have for the beautiful game.
But not everything is beautiful about the world’s favourite sport.
In a sport like soccer where the margin of victory is razor thin and penalties lead to near-certain goals, there’s incentive to cheat.
So players dive. They flop. They embellish. They participate in the ‘dark arts.’
It can be infuriating to watch. It can also be hilarious.
Here’s a selection of the funniest ones so far:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal vs Morocco)
With the help of Celine Dion…
2. Pepe (Portugal vs Morocco)
“Hey, are you ok?”
3. Luis Suarez (Uruguay vs Egypt)
A complete fabrication…
#suarez is at it again! Different #worldcup – same fool! Was that really necessary – the second dive, push & theatrics? Well played to the rest of the Uruguay team! #WorldCupRussia #Worldcup2018Russia pic.twitter.com/G6hM7XNn2Z
— Llewellyn Oliver (@LlewellynOliver) June 15, 2018
4. Neymar (Brazil vs Costa Rica)
A little dramatic…
5. Ramin Rezaeian (Iran vs Morocco)
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…
The limb better literally not be attached to your body if you're gonna pull this… pic.twitter.com/OTMIJlAHBD
— SoccerGirlProblems® (@SoccerGrlProbs) June 17, 2018
6. Lucas Hernandez (France vs Australia)
Just because he didn’t get hit in the head doesn’t mean his head can’t hurt.
— Chris (@UKcardsfan) June 18, 2018
7. Dries Mertens (Belgium vs Panama)
Stopped him with his bare hand.
Hilarious dive from Mertens. pic.twitter.com/6Y2nUp06nY
— James Haire (@HeyGiroud) June 18, 2018