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Player Replacement: Portugal

MR 002IS

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


  • 11.12.1972

  • Braga, POR

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