VIDEO: QPR striker Remy speaks about diving

Loic Remy

The France forward says that Brazil striker Fred should be punished for diving during Brazil's opening World Cup game against Croatia.

France and Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy says that diving should be sanctioned, after Brazil's World Cup opener against Croatia was marred by a questionable penalty.

Brazil frontman Fred, a former teammate of Remy's at Lyon, went down in the penalty are under minimal contact with the score level at 1-1 and was rewarded with a penalty, which Neymar dispatched.

Now reported Arsenal target Remy believes that there should be retrospective punishments for divers at the World Cup.

'In my opinion these kinds of situations where players dive should result in a sanction for the striker', the 27-year-old said.

'Now, if you have a chance to do it and you don't get caught, then it's all well and good', he added. 'But of course we all know that if you are caught doing it, you are sanctioned.

'In Fred's case he gets away with it, but I still feel such things should be sanctioned with a booking'.

The start of the World Cup has featured some enthralling football, but the refereeing has been called into question on numerous occasions.

Japanese official Yuichi Nishimura was criticised for the penalty incident involving Fred and for ruling out a Croatia goal when Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar was deemed to have been fouled.

Mexico had two goals controversially ruled out for offside in their 1-0 victory over Cameroon, and in Spain's 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Netherlands, Diego Costa was granted a debatable penalty.

After his comments, officials will undoubtedly be keeping an eye on Remy to ensure that he is not guilty of simulation in France's first game against Honduras.

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