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10.Thierry Henry’s hand ball in World Cup qualifiers

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Football is a game wherein the use of hands is prohibited and anyone violating the rule is liable to strict punishment. But Thierry Henry seems to be an exception.

In the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Ireland, the Frenchman was accused to handling the ball while dinking it into the net. The handball though, proved to be a face saver for the underwhelming France, as they beat the Irish to secure a place in the finals.

Several tabloids reported the incident clearly stating the use of hand but Henry was left scot-free by FIFA.

As a matter of revenge, though, France were absolutely terrible at the showpiece in South Africa and were eliminated in the first round itself.

Ireland smiled with a twinkle in their eye.

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