Sportsmen who got away with it...

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Fifa have announced that Thierry Henry's handball which ended Ireland's World Cup dream will go unpunished.

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The world governing body's disciplinary committee concluded there was "no legal foundation" for them to deal with the case. In other words - Henry has got away with it.

Yet it's not the first time that a sportsman has cheated and caused outrage only to walk away Scot free. Here we run-down some classic escapes that Houdini would be proud of.