Goal video highlights from the France vs Ireland second leg World Cup 2010 Playoff tie on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. France lead 1-0 from the first leg, which was played at Croke Park a few days ago. The Republic of Ireland need a miracle to progress, but will be backed by over 25,000 travelling fans at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
Full time score :- France 1-1 Republic of Ireland ( William Gallas 103′/ Robbie Keane 32′)
( France win 2-1 on aggregate)
France grab Europe’s final playoff spot thanks to William Gallas’ extra time goal, but the Irish will be feeling hurt after taking the French to extra time, and then losing to a strike that should have never have been allowed in the first place. “La main de Henry” ( The hand of Henry), Le Maradona Francais ( The French Maradona), those are the names being used in France to refer to that goal. So that is it folks- Greece, Portugal, Slovenia and France progress from the playoffs.
France 0-1 Ireland ( Robbie Keane 32′ goal)
Irish skipper Robbie Keane puts the playoff tie on level terms at Saint-Denis. Great work for Damien Duff- plays a nice little one two with Kevin Kilbane before crossing for Keane.
France 1-1 Ireland ( William Gallas 103′ goal)
Minutes after referee Martin Hansson fails to give France a penalty, the home side score, albeit in controversial fashion. French skipper Thierry Henry handles the ball before crossing for William Gallas to head in. Is this the French version of the “Hand of God” for the Irish?
France starting lineup against Republic of Ireland :- Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Julien Escude, William Gallas, Patrice Evra, L.Diarra, Yoann Gourcuff, Nicolas Anelka, Thierry Henry (c), Andre Pierre Gignac, Alou Diarra
Ireland starting lineup against France:- Shay Given, Sean St.Ledger, Richard Dunne, Kevin Kilbane, John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan, Liam Lawrence, Keith Andrews, Aiden McGeady, Damien Duff, Kevin Doyle, Robbie Keane (c)
France vs Ireland goal highlights and team lineups in the post.