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Fellaini wins green light to face Wolves.

MAROUANE FELLAINI Marouane Fellaini (born November 22 1987 in Etterbeek) is a Belgian football player, currently playing for Standard Liège in the Jupiler League.

Fellaini was born to Moroccan parents and as a child belonged to numerous football academies.
 will be available to play for Everton against Wolves tomorrow, despite the Belgian FA's appeal to FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]

FIFA n abbr (= Fédération Internationale de Football Association) → FIFA f 
.

The Belgian authorities had sought to invoke the 'five-day' ruling after Fellaini missed the World Cup qualifier in Estonia following an operation to have a wisdom tooth wis·dom tooth
n.
The third molar tooth on both sides of each jaw that erupts from the 17th to the 23rd year.


Wisdom tooth
One of the four last teeth on the top and bottom rows of teeth. Also called a third molar.
 removed.

Under FIFA rules the world governing body can ban a player from playing for his club for up to five days after an international fixture "in the event that the player, for whatsoever reason, did not wish to or was unable to comply with the call-up".

However, FIFA have told Everton they had no case to answer.

"The Belgian FA did lodge an appeal with FIFA asking them to implement the five-day ruling," the club's head of PR Ian Ross said.

"However, FIFA have contacted the club to say that we have no case to answer and that we did comply fully."
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 16, 2009
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