7 hilarious dives from the FIFA World Cup so far (VIDEOS)

Jun 22 2018, 5:25 pm

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?”

“OWWWW!”

3. Luis Suarez (Uruguay vs Egypt)

A complete fabrication…

4. Neymar (Brazil vs Costa Rica)

A little dramatic…

5. Ramin Rezaeian (Iran vs Morocco)

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…

6. Lucas Hernandez (France vs Australia)

Just because he didn’t get hit in the head doesn’t mean his head can’t hurt.

7. Dries Mertens (Belgium vs Panama)

Stopped him with his bare hand.