World Cup teams employ acting coaches
Teams have hired acting coaches to work with players on their falls, feigning severe injury, and dramatic crying to the referees. There is a strong emphasis this year on pretending to be fouled by an opponent at least three feet away.
“If we put the ball in the net, it’s an added bonus,” said Vladimir Smirnov of the Russian soccer team through a translator. “But it’s really about the drama. With an audience this size, we really want to put on a good show.
Reporter: Dr Parson Peeves