Henry's handball sends France to World Cup finals

11:21, November 19, 2009      

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French striker Thierry Henry stops the ball with his left hand in a match with Ireland in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. With Ireland leading 1-0 and the match was in the first period of extra time, Henry twice handled the ball, stopping it going out of play, then controlling it before setting up Gallas for a header, according to AP report. The draw makes France qualify for the World Cup finals.



French player Nicolas Anelka celebrates after their World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match against Ireland at the Stade de France stadium outside Paris, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and France qualifies.
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