Henry to be probed over handball issue

 
If FIFA's Disciplinary Committee rule against Henry, they could impose a match ban on him to take effect at the start of the finals in South Africa next June.

Blatter also told a news conference there would be no change in the way matches would be officiated at the World Cup next year, with a plan to have two additional referees behind each goal not sanctioned at Wednesday's extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee. Blatter also said that Interpol would create a new Task Force to deal with illegal betting in sport and in particular in football.

Meanwhile, Blatter apologised to Ireland for revealing that the country's football association had asked for a 33rd place at next year's World Cup in South Africa. “I regret what I created by what I said and I'm sorry about the headlines. The Irish were very sporting people when they came to see us at FIFA. I'm very sorry about that,” the president of soccer's world governing body said at a new conference.

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