FIFA could fine / suspend Rivaldo.....
Rivaldo could face ban
Rivaldo's reaction will be investigated
Brazil playmaker Rivaldo could face a fine and suspension for "simulation" after Fifa confirmed it will study video evidence of his clash with Turkey's Hakan Unsal.
Rivaldo has admitted to fooling the referee by clutching his face after Unsal kicked the ball at his leg in the closing moments of Brazil's 2-1 victory on Monday.
Korean referee Yung Joo Kim showed Unsal a red card, leading to boos from the crowd as the incident was replayed on the stadium's giant screens.
"We have gone into the World Cup making it clear there will be a clampdown on simulation, which is Fifa-speak for cheating," said Fifa spokesman Keith Cooper.
"If the disciplinary commission think there is sufficient cause they will take a second or third look at any incident and rule accordingly."
Cooper added the commission would not discuss rescinding Unsal's red card.
"I say sorry, but this happens in football," said Rivaldo. "The ball hit my leg and not my face, but the Turkish player was still wrong.
"My experience counts. I think he deserved to be sent off.
"Of course he didn't get me in a place where I could be hurt, but you don't do the sort of thing he did, so he deserved the sending off."
The Brazilian was waiting to take a corner soon after scoring what proved to be the game-winning penalty, and his reaction provoked angry scenes.
"The ball hit him on the leg and he went down clutching his face," said Turkey midfielder Emre Asik. "Is that normal?"
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