SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: WORLD CUP 2014 BRAZIL | THE FLOPPING RANKING | SPAIN Nº 28

WORLD CUP 2014 BRAZIL | THE FLOPPING RANKING | SPAIN Nº 28

Do you know what "Flopping" means in Football? I had no idea until I came across an article in the "Wall Street Journal". According to the definition give by the prestigious American journal, flopping is the amount of time a player spends on the ground "faking" an injury in order to halt play.

Curiously this same media source has undertaken a study to rank the National Teams players after 32 matches. I think amazing as I did not think Football, sorry Soccer, was a readership priority for the WSJ. Perhaps they are taking advantage of the World Cup hype & especially the national popularity of Soccer with the USA team progressing in the competition, something which is growing everyday. 

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According to the above study - table - the Honduras players are the Nº1 Football "Flopping" - "Floppers" - Nation after 32 games of the World Cup with 7,40 mins of "wasted time" per player. They are followed by the players of:

2. France 7m 19s
3. Chile 6m 58s
4. Nigeria 6m 25s
5. USA 6m 24s
6. Iran 5m 26s
7. Russia 5m 16s

Brazil which looks like they spend more time on the ground, especially Neymar, is Nº 18 with 3,18 mins every time he or a team-mate drops. Spain Team players are in Nº28th position with 1,49 mins everything a Spaniard falls. 

Last placed are the Bosnia players who just spend 24 seconds on the ground.

Interesting & curious piece of World Cup 2014 news.

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