Sense: (soccer)[sic] The act of falling over in order to be awarded a foul, when a foul hasn't been committed.
This would seem to be the sense of deceit, misrepresentation Assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true. For example, aren't there other ways in which one could attempt to deceitfully cause a football referee to award a foul? DCDuringTALK 11:44, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
@DCDuring, yes but they wouldn't be called 'simulation'. I suspect that very few people watching a game and seeing a player booked for 'simulation' would understand what it means from "assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true". Keep. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:45, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Keep. According to WP, simulation is the term used by FIFA, and this  (page 117) confirms it. Not any simulation (sense: assuming an appearance which is feigned) in a football game is a simulation (sense: feigning a foul). Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 13:46, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Keep IF the definition is accurate, i.e. it doesn't cover any kind of faking in a football match. Equinox◑ 13:56, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
I will happily concede the RfD if someone would just define this properly and cite it, which should be easy enough in Google News and its archive. I suppose there may be a problem if this has not been in use in English for very long. I wonder if this sense's etymology is a calque of a Romance language football term. You wouldn't trust an American to do this, would you. DCDuringTALK 14:24, 17 February 2012 (UTC)