Soccer slang for the advantageous use of thespian talents in a soccer game, i.e. pretending to be the victim of foul play in order to have then opposite team punished with a red or yellow card, or even a penalty kick. In order to discourage diving, it is in turn (if recognized) usually penalized with a yellow card. Since this is a considerable risk to take (especially with a good referee), diving is most often attempted for the maximal gain of a penalty kick: a lone striker enters the penalty area with one or more defenders in hot pursuit, then suddenly falls over and holds an ankle in apparent agony.