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Player Replacement: Iran

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Iran replace Sattar ZARE with Moharram NAVIDKIA

FIFA Berlin, 10 June 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the IR Iran Football Federation to replace player no. 18, Sattar ZARE, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

He will be replaced by:

  • Moharram NAVIDKIA

  • 01.11.1982

  • Sepahan Isfahan, IRN

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