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Fellaini wins green light to face Wolves.

MAROUANE FELLAINI will be available to play for Everton against Wolves tomorrow, despite the Belgian FA's appeal to FIFA.

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 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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