It is time to face the facts, football is corrupt to its core. This is why it’s one of the last sports in existence to refuse to move with the times, the technology is available to make sure this type of cheating can be punished instantly. So why not adopt it? FIFA and the other governing bodies must have a motive to not want fair play?
The fact is the team concerned should be disqualified from the competition and a large fine on the player who cheated, and then you will see it stop over night. We have seen similar situations in the Champions League and so many other competitions that it really is time to bring football up to date.
Cheating in Olympic sports results in medals being stripped etc, so this is quite feasible and fair to see retrospective punishment. My preference would be to see the player face a lengthy ban and huge fine. Plus this type of blatant cheating should invoke the same shame being caught using performance enhancing drugs evokes.
Failure by FIFA to take action leaves the sport tarnished, its reputation for fair play a joke, and the governing bodies, referees and linesmen all smelling of corruption.
People whose work consists of kicking a ball around for the masses have nothing much in the head. Lets move on with more serious things, like climate warming, over population etc.