World Cup

Marcel Desailly: Thierry Henry did not have to apologise

December 7, 2009
By Tom Adams
Marcel Desailly has told ESPN Soccernet that if he was Thierry Henry, he would not have apologised for the deeply controversial handball that helped to extinguish Republic of Ireland's World Cup dreams.

• Desailly: World Cup heading to Europe

FIFA is investigating the incident that saw Henry clearly handle the ball before squaring for William Gallas in the play-off second leg in Paris, and the Barcelona striker may yet face a possible ban at the World Cup finals.
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