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From Ronaldo to Robben: The Most Infamous Divers in Football

The act of diving in football has always been a controversial topic, with some players and teams employing the tactic to gain an advantage over their opponents. In this article, we will take a look at the top ten biggest divers in football history.

Starting off the list is Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portugal superstar who has often been accused of diving to earn free kicks. Sergio Busquets, Barcelona captain and Spanish international, is next on the list. He has a reputation for playing dirty, and although his admirers support him, his behaviour is despised by opposing fans.

Brazilian forward Neymar Jr, known for his incredible dribbling skills, is also included in the list. He has been criticised for pushing the ball too easily and has been disqualified for diving in the past. Argentinean Angel Di Maria is also a passionate diver who commits the worst jumps, resulting in bookings and even red cards.

Luis Suarez, a striker for Uruguay, is undoubtedly the worst diver on this list, with his dives being the strangest. Dani Alves, a former Barcelona player, is included for his attempted dive during an El Clasico game that went wrong, resulting in him being carried off the field on a stretcher.

Didier Drogba, the Ivorian forward, is considered one of the best football players in the world and a fantastic diver. Ashley Young, British and Manchester United striker, is known for his frequent dives in the penalty area, which many of his followers disapprove of and criticise.

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, has become so accustomed to diving that his manager has criticised him for it. Despite being warned about it, he continues to repeat his behaviour. Topping off the list is Dutchman Arjen Robben, who sparked controversy during the 2014 World Cup by diving to earn a penalty against Mexico.

Although diving is considered unsportsmanlike behaviour, it is still prevalent in the game of football, with some players employing the tactic to gain an advantage. While it can occasionally make a difference between winning a game and taking a point, it is important to remember that fair play and honesty are essential in football.

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