Owen: I could have stayed on my feet - VIDEO

Michael Owen talks about diving at the Leaders in Football conference.

Owen has admitted he was “guilty” of going down for both his World Cup penalties against Argentina when he could have stayed on his feet.

The 32-year-old striker won penalties for England at the 1998 and 2002 tournaments - the only spot-kicks awarded to the national side at World Cups since 1990.

Owen insisted he had not dived because there was contact in both cases but said he could have stayed on his feet.

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