Worst dive ever? Paul Aguilar drops to floor in controversial Gold Cup semi-final between Mexico and Panama

Mexico won the game 2-1 to reach the final

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Paul Aguilar produced arguably the most ridiculous dive of all time last night.

The Mexico full-back went to ground completely unnecessarily during the heated Gold Cup semi-final with Panama.

Mexico would come from a goal down against their unfancied opponents to eventually win 2-1, but the victory won't be what this game is best remembered for.

Dodgy refereeing decisions enabled Mexico to get back into the match before the favourites triumphed in extra-time. The manner of the victory left Panama understandably frustrated and upon the full-time whistle there were protests from players, staff and supporters and missiles came flying from the stands.

But the craziest moment of all was Aguilar's shameful tumble in the first half. Having been brushed on the chest by his opponent, the 29-year-old shyster protested to the linesman. With no decision forthcoming, Aguilar remembered that he'd been shot.


It could be argued the dive was even better than this memorable effort from Rivaldo.


Mexico will play Jamaica in the final.