Henry let off by FIFA

PUBLISHED: 16:56 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 March 2010

FRENCH striker Thierry Henry WILL NOT be punished for his handball in last year's World Cup game against the Republic of Ireland.

FIFA concluded there was 'no legal foundation' for them to deal with the case.

FRENCH striker Thierry Henry WILL NOT be punished for his handball in last year's World Cup game against the Republic of Ireland.

FIFA concluded there was 'no legal foundation' for them to deal with the case.

FIFA said in a statement: "The disciplinary committee reached the conclusion that there was no legal foundation for the committee to consider the case because handling the ball cannot be regarded as a serious infringement as stipulated in article 77a) of the FIFA disciplinary code.

"There is no other legal text that would allow the committee to impose sanctions for any incidents missed by match officials.''

The Football Association of Ireland were infuriated by the goal and demanded a replay, then even suggested they should be allowed to go to the World Cup as a 33rd team.

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