France v Republic of Ireland talking points

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The Republic of Ireland return to the scene of one of the biggest controversies in their footballing history when they face France in Paris on Monday evening.

For Ireland fans, the memories of the Thierry Henry handball which was not spotted by the officials at the Stade de France in November 2009, in the process robbing the nation of the chance to make it to the World Cup finals in South Africa the following summer, remain as fresh as they were almost nine years ago.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the talking points surrounding the latest clash between the two countries.

Pain in Paris

Soccer – FIFA World Cup 2010 – Play Offs – Second Leg – France v Republic of Ireland – Stade de France
Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given (left) appeals for handball after France’s Thierry Henry (centre) set up Williams Gallas’ winning goal at the Stade de France (Martin Rickett/PA)

Spot of bother

Posted by UEFA EURO 2020 on Friday, June 24, 2016

In safe hands?

Decisions for Deschamps

France v England – International Friendly – Stade de France
France midfielder Paul Pogba has endured a mixed season with Manchester United (John Walton/EMPICS)

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