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Player Replacement: USA

MR 004IS

USA replaces Cory GIBBS with Gregg BERHALTER

FIFA Berlin, 31 May 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the US Soccer Federation to replace player no. 12, Cory GIBBS, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. He will be replaced by:


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  • Energie Cottbus, GER

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, 31 May 2006