Thierry Henry certainly isn't making any Irish eyes smile tonight.
Ireland is fuming after [Henry admittedly handled a ball](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=700494&sec=worldcup2010&cc=5901) that he immediately played to William Gallas who put it in the net [to tie Ireland at 1-1](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=284574&cc=5901) and send France into the World Cup virtue of a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Here's a video of Henry's incident:
In my book, it's a complete shame that Ireland failed to make the World Cup because of such an obvious hand ball. The move isn't exactly on par with Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" play, but it's just as crappy for Ireland -- who haven't made the Finals since 2002.
After the game, [Ireland defender Sean St Ledger made a passionate call for replay to be introduced into soccer](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=700459&sec=worldcup2010&cc=5901) and I definitely see where he is coming from. I don't think that official should be able to review every little thing -- but balls that may or may not have crossed the goal line and blatant hand balls that lead to goals like this would certainly fall under the replay system I would like to see introduced. There really isn't a whole lot of reason to not use it. Goals are just too important to be allowed -- or disallowed -- incorrectly.