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  • France 1-1 Republic of Ireland: Gallas controversial goal

    French finally escaped to the World Cup. Les Bleus winning 2-1 on aggregate over the Republic of Ireland after a 1-1 draw on leg II. France should be grateful to the controversial William Gallas goal.

    In a game at the Stade de France Stadium on Wednesday (18/11/2009) , Ireland is in the first leg 0-1 defeat appeared to attack since the first minute. As a result they managed to score a goal on 32 minutes through Robbie Keane.

    Afterward they continued to press the defense of France, but always failed to creates goals. Until the game 90 minutes walk, no goals are successfully created both teams.

    Action was continued to the half of extra time, where the controversy occurred. Gallas managed to equalize 1-1 after breaking into nets Gallas Shay Given. Goal is practically controversial because there first ball handsball from Thierry Henry.

    The game finally ended with the score 1-1 and France won the right to a ticket to South Africa.


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