FIFA World Cup, Preview: Arjen Robben's Dives, Not Skills, Worry Costa Rica

Costa Rica have no plans of crashing out the FIFA World Cup 2014 but fear their dreams may come crashing down if Netherlands' Arjen Robben repeats his 'mock dive' from the previous match against Mexico.

updated: July 05, 2014 13:24 IST
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Arjen Robben 'fell' in Netherlands's previous World Cup match against Mexico and it was enough to earn a crucial penalty.

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Salvador: Costa Rica issued a plea to the referee on Friday to keep an eye on Arjen Robben's diving. (Complete FIFA World Cup 2014 coverage)

The Netherlands forward earned an injury-time penalty in the second round of the World Cup, giving his team a 2-1 win over Mexico. Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto is worried about more of the same when his team faces the Dutch in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Salvador.

"FIFA and referees, please watch out. That could be a crucial factor in the match," Pinto said. "This is very important, Robben's diving. ... That makes us worry a lot."

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