Campbell sanctioned for dive vs USA

US defender Matt Besler missed the World Cup win against Mexico through suspension.
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FIFA has reprimanded Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell for diving to get United States defender Matt Besler booked in a World Cup qualifying match.


Joel Campbell's 'foul' on Matt Besler may just be the worst play-acting we've ever seen. Click here to watch.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel could act against any player who ''violates the principles of fair play or whose behavior is unsporting.''

The U.S. Soccer Federation sent a video to FIFA after the incident during Costa Rica's 3-1 win on Sept. 6.

It showed Campbell walking behind Besler, clipping his own foot off the American's leg then falling to the ground.

Besler was shown a yellow card by Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez and was suspended for the Americans' 2-0 victory over Mexico four days later.

The U.S. and Costa Rica have qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

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