2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™

2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™

9 June - 9 July

Media Release

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2006 FIFA World Cup™

Player Replacement: Brazil

MR 009IS

* Brazil replace EDMILSON with MINEIRO *

FIFA Berlin, 2 June 2006 –

FIFA has complied with a request from the Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol to replace player no. 18, EDMILSON, who is not fit to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

He will be replaced by:

  • MINEIRO

  • 02.08.1975

  • Sao Paulo, BRA

    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, 2 June 2006