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Player Replacement: Japan

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Japan replace Makoto TANAKA by Teruyuki MONIWA

FIFA Berlin, 1 June 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the Japan Football Association to replace player no. 2, Makoto TANAKA, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. He will be replaced by:

  • Teruyuki MONIWA

  • 08.09.1981

  • FC Tokyo, JPN

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, 1 June 2006