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FIFA reprimands Costa Rican for WCup dive

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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has reprimanded Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell for diving to get United States defender Matt Besler booked in a World Cup qualifying match.

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FIFA says its disciplinary panel could act against any player who violates the principles of fair play or whose behavior is unsporting.

The U.S. Soccer Federation sent a video to FIFA after the incident during Costa Rica's 3-1 win on Sept. 6.

It showed Campbell walking behind Besler, clipping his own foot off the American's leg then falling to the ground.

Besler was given a yellow card by Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez and was suspended for the Americans' 2-0 victory over Mexico four days later.

The U.S. and Costa Rica each have qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

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