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FAI Statement
Friday, 20th November 2009

Following this afternoon's meeting of its Board of Management, the Football Association of Ireland has called on the French Football Federation, as one of the world's largest Football Associations, to join with it and the captains of both the French and Irish teams, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane, to request a replay from FIFA that would protect the integrity of the game worldwide and the pride of the French national team.

The Board of Management noted the FFF's statement that it will comply with whatever FIFA decides and welcomed the French team captain's statement that a replay would be the fairest solution. Lastly, the FAI's Board of management noted FIFA's earlier response on the issue and has sent a separate reply to that body.

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