from Reuters Soccer Blog:

France break Irish hearts to seal World Cup slot

November 18, 2009

France ensured the likes of Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry will be at the World Cup in South Africa next year after winning through with a goal that has left Irish fans seething.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup live blog

November 18, 2009

From 1730 GMT.************

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup playoff draw – your views

October 19, 2009

Draw for the European World Cup playoffs:

Republic of Ireland v France
Portugal v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece v Ukraine
Russia v Slovenia