Soccer-Sweden’s “Hand of Henry” ref Hansson quits (Reuters)

(Adds Soccer- in headline) STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – The Swedish referee who missed a Thierry Henry handball before the goal against Ireland that sent France to the World Cup in 2010 is to quit his full-time post. “There is no drama in it,” Martin Hansson told the Kvallsposten newspaper. “I wanted a job with greater security, workmates and not to stand or fall because of football.” The 42-year-old has been a full-time referee since 2009 and said he would continue on a part-time basis. …

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