The beautiful game takes a dive

October 17, 2007
By Jason Dasey
'Dida's dive,' whispered one of my U.S. co-workers, 'is going to hurt soccer so much in this country.' My colleague is one of those rare male Americans who lives and breathes football. He captains a company team and spends much of his free time rounding up players for outdoor and indoor leagues. His view is that Dida's comical collapse after being tapped on the shoulder by the Celtic fan celebrating a late Champions League goal against AC Milan reinforces the stereotype that football is overflowing ...

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