French sports daily L'Equipe went for "La main de Dieu" (Madden Mobile Coins), in reference to the goal Diego Maradona scored with his hand against England at the 1986 World Cup.British tabloid the Sun chose "The hand of frog" and displayed a front-page picture of the man at the centre of the scandal.
France captain Thierry Henry.France, who had won the first leg 1-0 at Croke Park, were trailing 1-0 in front of their own fans after a first-half goal by striker Robbie Keane when Florent Malouda took a free kick from the halfway line.Henry raced into the box from the left, controlled the ball with his hand to keep it in play and crossed for William Gallas, whose header gave Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given no chance.
The final score read 1-1, meaning France won the tie on aggregate to seal their ticket to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.IRELAND FANS IN MOURNING"Let me enjoy this moment", France coach Raymond Domenech told journalists after the game.For Ireland fans in mourning, the atmosphere was very different. Those who were there that night tell you how they still hate hearing.
I Gotta Feeling, by the Black Eyed Peas, just because that song was playing in the stadium after the final whistle.Henry, whose reputation as a fair player was Cheap Madden Coins shattered, soon admitted he had handled the ball and apologised."I am not the referee (...) but if I have hurt somebody.