2 Sep 2010

FFA confirms diving bans stand

6:37 am on 2 September 2010

Football Federation Australia have confirmed last weekend's first suspensions for "diving" in the A-league will stand, reaffirming it's strong stance that simulating an offence has no place in the game.

Central Coast's Patricio Perez and Perth Glory's Michael Baird were both given two-match bans at the weekend, but the FFA's policy has come under fire because there's no appeal process for the new rule which is administered solely by a 3-person match review panel.

But clubs have been told they will have the opportunity for significant input during the annual review process.