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Togo replace Karim GUEDE with Franck ATSOU

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Togo replace Karim GUEDE with Franck ATSOU

FIFA Berlin, 13 June 2006 –

FIFA yesterday complied with a request from the Fédération Togolaise de Football to replace player no. 21, Karim GUEDE, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

He will be replaced by:

  • Franck ATSOU

  • 01.08.1978

  • Al Hilal, KSA

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, 13 June 2006