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Pep Not Pleased With New Diving Ban

From next season players could be suspended for diving in England, but Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is not too pleased with the new rule.

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The Football Association (FA) confirmed that from the 2017-2018 season, a panel will review television footage for diving, with the guilty players receiving likely a two-game ban.

However, Guardiola is the latest manager to speak out against the new rule and posed the question about referee reviews.

"I think diving is not the most important thing to improve. There are many other things we can improve," Guardiola was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

"Everybody makes mistakes. Are we going to review the referees? No. It sometimes happens. 

"The referees, the referees they know everything. They are the bosses in those terms. I adapt to the rules, the federation, FIFA, UEFA, what they do for football. It does not matter what I say. My influence and my opinion do not count. Whatever they decide, we are going to accept and we are going to accept the bans and the cases.

"The technology will help the referees to be fairer about what happens in the game to make fewer mistakes because there are a lot of mistakes. Football today is quicker, it is faster. Before referees arrive to see a situation, the players are much, much faster, that is why they need technology.

"There are mistakes but not ­because the referees are bad. The players used to run six kilometres a game, now it is 12 kilometres. It is double. Today we have to be better prepared. The referees do not have to improve, it is just that the game is quicker."

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