Player Replacement: France
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:
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