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Saudi Arabia to replace Mohammed AL ANBAR


Saudi Arabia to replace Mohammed AL ANBAR

FIFA Berlin, 14 June 2006 –

FIFA yesterday complied with a request from the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, to replace player no. 17, Mohammed AL ANBAR, who sustained an in injury yesterday.

The replacement player has not yet been named and will therefore not be eligible to play in Saudi Arabia's first match against Tunisia today.

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, 14 June 2006