What is the penalty for diving in English Premier League soccer?

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What is the penalty for diving in English Premier League soccer?

The penalty for diving during a match is a yellow card and is given out by the match official (referee) during the course of the match. In soccer terms it is known as simulation. There are no retro-active punishments for diving during a match even if post match replays show that a player took a dive purposely.

Diving in the Premier League has become a major issue recently with several players being accused of diving. Diving in soccer is not something new, but has been going on for decades.