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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Player Replacement: France

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France replace Djibril CISSE with Sidney GOVOU

FIFA Berlin, 10 June 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the Fédération Française de Football to replace player no. 9, Djibril CISSE, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

He will be replaced by:

  • Sidney GOVOU

  • 27.07.1979

  • Lyon, FRA

Member associations are allowed to replace injured or sick players up to twenty-four hours prior to the team's opening match provided that their medical condition has been ratified by the FIFA Sports Medical Committee.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 10 June 2006