Player Replacement: Portugal
Portugal replace BRUNO VALE by PAULO SANTOS
FIFA Berlin, 30 May 2006
FIFA has complied with a request from the Federaçao Portuguesa de Futebol to replace player no. 22, BRUNO VALE, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM).
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, 30 May 2006