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Last Updated: Thursday November 19 2009 06:59 GMT

Ireland World Cup dream is over

Thierry Henry crosses for William Gallas to score the crucial goal

The Republic of Ireland are out of the World Cup following a controversial defeat by France.

Striker Thierry Henry handled the ball as he set up William Gallas' extra-time goal but the referee didn't spot it during the match.

The 1-1 draw means Ireland are out as France scored more goals over the two games, making them aggregate winners.

After the match Henry admitted he had touched the ball but said it was the referee's decision to allow the goal.

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne said he felt "cheated" of a World Cup place and Irish politician Dermot Ahern has called for a replay of the match.

Dunne said: "Henry admitted afterwards he handled it, but it doesn't make me feel any better. We were cheated."

Out of time

The Barcelona striker clearly handled the ball to stop it going out of play and then poked it across goal for Gallas to nod home in the 104th minute.

The goal left left Ireland very little time to score for a second time.