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Ireland: FIFA paid millions to avoid legal action over World Cup playoff

Ireland: FIFA paid millions to avoid legal action over World Cup playoff

CNN - By Laura Smith-Spark and Hilary Whiteman, CNN

(CNN) — The head of Ireland's Football Association says FIFA gave it a confidential payout to avoid legal action after Ireland's controversial loss to France in a 2009 World Cup playoff. Speaking on RTÉ Radio, Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney said the payment related to a …

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