William Gallas' controversial extra-time strike spared France's blushes as the Republic of Ireland's dreams were dashed in Paris with a 1-1 draw (2-1 France on aggregate).

The Arsenal defender bundled home skipper Thierry Henry's cross 13 minutes into extra-time, although the Barcelona star appeared to handle before he picked out his team-mate in the middle.

It was tough on Ireland who had levelled the aggregate scores through Robbie Keane's 32nd-minute strike and threatened to take the lead as John O'Shea and Damien Duff passed up glorious opportunities.

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