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FIFA pass on taking action against Robben

FIFA will not be taking action against Arjen Robben after he admitted diving during Holland's 2-1 win over Mexico. FIFA head of media Delia Fischer said the disciplinary committee would only look retrospectively at "serious infringements" of fair play rules and that the Dutch winger would face no action.

She told a news conference in Rio de Janeiro: "Simulation is not something we want to see on the field of play but the referees are trained to identify these simulations and punish them by showing yellow cards.

"The disciplinary committee will look into serious infringements.

"We appeal to the spirit of fair play which is the over-arching message we have."

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