Uefa general secretary David Taylor insists there was nothing untoward behind the decision to ban Eduardo.
The Arsenal striker was recently handed a two-match European suspension for diving during a UEFA Champions League qualifier against Celtic.
The incident has blown the 'simulation' debate wide open again, with calls for punishments to be handed out to all guilty culprits.
Taylor claims it is this desire to eradicate such behaviour from the game which led to Uefa's decision, not an 'old pals' act in allegiance with the Scottish Football Association.
Taylor is a former chief executive of the SFA and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had suggested that there had been a 'witch-hunt' against his team, with the case influenced by 'Scottish people working at Uefa'.
However, this claim has been strenuously denied by those involved.
"It's not all pals together, we're in football and you disagree with people," said Taylor.
"There's a clear difference of opinion. We believe this was something that infringed the regulations and there was an obvious intent to deceive the referee."
Taylor has also moved to dispel fears that the decision to punish Eduardo sets a dangerous precedent for Uefa, with the governing body of European football now under pressure to take action against any further misdemeanours in the future.
He added: "That won't be the case. There has to be significant detriment to the opposing team. We are not talking throw-ins, corners kicks, things happening elsewhere on the pitch.
"We're talking about things like the sending-off of players, or penalties which are scored where the other team suffers significant disadvantage."