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It’s All over, for Irelands plea to FIFA over Cheating Henry

Sepp Blatter on Tuesday laughed at Ireland and glossed over Cheating Henry handball. The cheating handball happened in the world cup qualifier in France. He rejected Irelands plea to be the 33rd team in the World Cup. Of course Costa Rica would have had to been the 34th team but its all irrelevant now.

France were not seeded , the seeded teams which include England are drawn from POT #1 (Seeded Teams) – France will be drawn from POT #5 (Cheating Bastards).

The FIFA president Sepp Blatter angered the Ireland assistant coach Liam Brady, with the manner in which he revealed and laughed at the Republic’s request. Liam Brady branded the FIFA president “an embarrassment” and a “loose cannon”.

The-Thierry-Henry-Hand-Ball-France_v_Republic-of-IrelandSepp Blatter in the last few hours has apologised to Ireland but its too little too late – all the polls, petitions, angry headlines, emails and pleas to FIFA were ignored by an organisation almost ruled by French people … any coincidence? An organisation who said the “rules of football haven’t changed in 127 years” and in my view need modernisation. I wonder ig there will be compensation over Cheating Henry and his actions. FIFA is run mainly by French admin and you would wonder why there was no full investigation. Imagine a world cup without France – I am sure they thought if a replay was to happen after Cheating Henry and the handball, could France be knocked out.

FIFA, Blatter and the game of soccer is in tatters. Its full of diving, simulation, cheating, handballs that go unnoticed, I even remember a goal which Tottenham scored against Manchester United which went 3 foot over the goal line but was not given.

FIFA … Its time to move on – get with the times and introduce TV replays and more modern referring. They have TV replays in rugby , if replays or Video Assistance Replays were in action we could have been still in the running for this world cup.


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