Nearly self-harm, but not quite
With diving and simulation know commonly accepted practice around the globe, the next generation of South American players are having to go to new extremes of scheming to get their edge back.
Take Chile under 20 international Bryan Carrasco, who hit himself in the face using the hand of an Ecuardorian opponent Fernando Gaibor. The ridiculous ploy to get Gaibor sent-off failed, although Carrasco did manage to win himself a free-kick!
Justice was done though, as Ecuador held on to win the Under 20 World Cup qualifier 1-0.
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