Costa Rica worried about Robben's dives
Costa Rica coach urges World Cup referee to 'please watch out' for Robben in quarterfinals
Associated Press
2014-07-05 03:42 AM

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) -- Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto fears an Arjen Robben dive at a crucial juncture could be costly in the World Cup quarterfinals and has urged match officials to scrutinize the Netherlands veteran closely.

Robben won an injury-time penalty when he fell theatrically in the comeback 2-1 win over Mexico in the second round, infuriating the Mexicans who later accused him of diving. He later admitted he dived in the first half, but said the stoppage-time penalty was legitimate.

Pinto used a news conference ahead of Saturday's match to make an appeal to referee Irmatov Ravshan, saying "FIFA and referees, please watch out. That could be a crucial factor in the match."

He adds: "This is very important. Robben's diving. That makes us worry a lot."

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