FA to introduce retrospective bans for diving from next season

• Two-match bans for players found guilty of diving or feigning injury
• Incidents reviewed by panel of ex-manager, ex-player and ex-referee

The Football Association has voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for players who dive or feign injury from next season.

The new offence of ‘successful deception of a match official’ is based on a law already used in Scotland and was approved at the FA’s annual general meeting at Wembley on Thursday.

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