FIFA Paid Ireland $7 Million Over Thierry Henry Handball

Scandal-ridden FIFA confirmed Thursday that it paid Irish soccer authorities more than $7 million in a secret agreement not to go to court over Ireland's elimination from the 2010 World Cup thanks to a missed call by one of its referees.
The governing body of world soccer already beset by scandal called the payment a "loan" that the Football Association of Ireland did not have to repay. FIFA currently has an indictment against nine of it's current and former senior officials and the resignation of its president, Sepp Blatter, in a U.S. investigation of alleged bribery and corruption spanning 20 years.