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"Today, we prefer to laugh", thirteen years after the hand of Thierry Henry, Ireland has turned the page


TESTIMONY - On November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France, the Blues eliminated Eire at the gates of the World Cup thanks to a very controversial goal. Ancient history, ahead of Monday's game in Dublin.

Miguel Delaney is present at the Stade de France on November 18, 2009, but the hand of Thierry Henry, he does not see it.

Like the Irish supporters massed on the other side of the field, like the journalists gathered in the press box, the young reporter for the

Sunday Tribune

in Dublin finds himself too far from the action and does not have access to replays.

It happened in a flash.

Henry did just enough to hide his gesture.

At the time, we did not understand, we simply saw Gallas score.

But the reaction of the Irish players, we felt that something had happened

, ”he explains to



A few text messages in capital letters received in the wake dispel doubts: “



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That evening, Thierry Henry used his left palm well to control the ball in the Irish area before sending a cross to William Gallas, who equalized with a header in extra time.

Swedish coach Martin Hansson allows the goal despite strong Irish protests…

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Source: lefigaro

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