World of Sport

English kids can dive with the best of them

So British players never dive then eh?

Well it seems like the stars of the future have finally caught up with their nasty foreign counterparts if this video from the NextGen Series final at Lake Como is anything to go by.

The match, which is considered the U19 equivalent of the Champions League final, was played between Aston Villa and Chelsea at the popular Italian retreat.

With Chelsea losing 1-0 in the second-half, Chelsea's Alex Kiwomya tried a dive inside the box that was so pathetic it drew boos from the mostly neutral crowd.

The 17-year-old from Sheffield was rightly booked for the piece of playacting and Aston Villa went on to win the match and the tile 2-0, and rather ironically, both their goals came from penalties.