Cheating in Football

Cheaters never win. At least that’s what our mommies and daddies have always led us to believe. In the world of football, however, we know that that’s not always true. Sometimes, cheaters win, and win big.

In the high-stakes world of professional football, where money, fame, and pride are coveted by all, even the strongest and most disciplined players can be tempted to cheat. The reward is too great for players not to cheat, and sometimes, players can even be hurting themselves and their teams by not trying it. Indeed, if “cheaters never win” is one old saying, then “if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying” is another one.

Generally, the three biggest areas for cheating in football are diving, doping, and match-fixing. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest examples in each of those areas:

Diving
Doping
Match Fixing
and a special addition, Famous Handballs

If you have any additions to make to these lists, let us know in each individual article’s comments section.

Doping in Football
Match Fixing in Football

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