France strikers Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka have agreed to give up their World Cup-related bonuses after it was revealed they had yet to do so, French Sports minister Chantal Jouanno said on Wednesday.
Thierry Henry scored more important goals during his career but few promised as much hope to a new legion of fans than his strike for the New York Red Bulls in a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.
Following in the footsteps of Pele and David Beckham, Thierry Henry has arrived in the United States as a soccer missionary and scoffed at the notion Major League Soccer is a retirement fund for players.
France captain Thierry Henry said he understood why fans were jeering him after persistent booing from the home crowd during the 2-0 loss to Spain in a World Cup warmup match at the Stade de France on Wednesday.
Swedish referee Martin Hansson, who was at the centre of the Thierry Henry handball controversy in France`s World Cup qualification, deserved to be picked for the finals, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday.