Former US soccer star Alexi Lalas talks diving at World Cup

June 20, 2018
Egypt's defense watches disappointed after Russia's Artyom Dzyuba, right, scored his side's third goal during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on “diving is effectively changing behavior, but robbing the game of some of its most interesting tactics.

“Soccer has always been played in the gray areas,” Lalas tells “PodcastOne Sports Now” co-host Jim Litke in an interview from Moscow. “It’s becoming sanitized.”

With co-host Tim Dahlberg on vacation, the London-based pair of Associated Press deputy international sports editor Chris Lehourites and soccer writer Rob Harris step up to help provide recaps for Tuesday games and previews of today’s action. On the menu: How can iced coffee still be a novelty in Russia?

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