33rd team plea an embarassment

Time for Ireland to move on

December 1, 2009
By Gareth Maher
No matter what happens in next summer's World Cup, there are bound to be images of Thierry Henry's handball against Ireland recycled again and again.

• Blatter: Irish ask for extra spot

Put simply: Controversy ignites debate. So television producers are bound to use the build-up to the finals in South Africa to remind the world of when the French striker tricked a Swedish referee and caused outrage across the globe.

When the footage is shown it will not ...

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