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Players suspended for their first match(es) of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™

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Players suspended from participating in their first match(es) of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™

FIFA Berlin, 3 June 2006 –

The following players will not be allowed to participate in the first match of the relevant team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ due to disciplinary measures already in place:

  • Mike HANKE (GER), shirt no. 9 - 2 match suspension (FIFA Confederations Cup)

Dong Jin KIM (KOR) , shirt no. 3 - 1 match suspension (2006 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying competition)

Nemanja VIDIC (SCG), shirt no. 5 - 1 match suspension (2006 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying competition)

No warranty is given for the accuracy or correctness of this information. Only the official information provided by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to the relevant member association is authoritative. Each association should be aware of which of their players are permitted to participate in the competition and which are not.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 3 June 2006