Ireland may get 'award'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is considering a special award for Ireland after it lost out on a World Cup spot to France when a handball from Thierry Henry led to a decisive goal for France.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is considering a special award for Ireland after it lost out on a World Cup spot to France when a handball from Thierry Henry led to a decisive goal for France.

He ruled out financial compensation after it was announced World Cup teams would get at least $9million. Paying Ireland would lead to other teams seeking money.

Blatter said yesterday that he would back Ireland receiving "moral compensation" for its elimination following the handball. - Sapa-AP

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