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Player Replacement: Paraguay

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Paraguay replace Jose CARDOZO with Dante LOPEZ

FIFA Berlin, 8 June 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol to replace player no. 20, Jose CARDOZO, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

He will be replaced by:

  • Dante LOPEZ

  • 16.08.1983

  • Genova, ITA

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, 8 June 2006