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     FIFA allegedly paid Ireland millions over 2009 match

June 5, 2015
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The latest in the FIFA controversy comes from the Republic of Ireland, and is based on a match from six years ago. FIFA allegedly paid 5 million euros ($7 million Canadian) to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to stop legal action from a 2009 World Cup play-off, where Ireland lost to France. The FAI says they tried to make a claim against a handball by French striker Thierry Henry before his side won 2-1 on aggregate. However, the claim was dropped after Ireland missed the 2010 World Cup, but the payment was never mentioned at the time.
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