Arjen Robben has told The Observer he stands by his decision to admit to diving during last summer's World Cup.
During Netherlands' 2-1 comeback win over Mexico in the round of 16, Robben had two shouts for a penalty turned down by the referee before a third appeal was given.
After the game the winger admitted diving on one of the first two occasions, when fouls were not given, but claimed the third time was a legitimate foul.
His performance led to criticism from Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, who accused the Bayern Munich player of "three dives."
Of his apology last June, Robben explained: "I'm glad I said it. There was lots of controversy and everyone was speaking about it. I was honest and I got punished.
"There was some negative publicity but I'm still 100 percent sure I did the right thing in talking openly. There was one mistake I made in the game against Mexico...
"I thought someone was about to kick me and, in the end, he pulled his leg backwards just as I started going down. But it had absolutely no influence on the game.
"It was not a claim for a penalty. It's behind me now... well, maybe not in Mexico. I actually think lots of other players were doing worse things."